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‘It’s only a matter of time’: bat-human virus spillovers may be very common, study finds

Covid-19 has been called a “once in a century” pandemic, but new research suggests that the kind of event thought to have sparked its outbreak – the spillover of a bat virus to people – is more common than previously known.Some 400,000 people across Southeast Asia and southern China may be infected by Sars-related bat coronaviruses on average each year, though most infections go undetected and may not spread, according to research from a team of emerging infectious disease specialists.“It seems…

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