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Thousands in China, Southeast Asia infected annually by animals carrying coronaviruses, raising pandemic risk: study

Hundreds of thousands of people in China and Southeast Asia may be infected annually by animals carrying coronaviruses related to the one that causes Covid-19, according to a study emphasising the ongoing pandemic threat from spillover events.An average of 400,000 such infections occur each year, most going unrecognised because they cause mild or no symptoms and are not easily transmitted between people, researchers with the EcoHealth Alliance and Singapore’s Duke-NUS Medical School said in a…

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