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These viruses are the most likely to trigger the next pandemic, scientists predict – Fox News

A new online tool ranks viruses by their potential to jump from animals to people and cause pandemics.

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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is the latest pathogen to “spill over” from animals to people, but hundreds of thousands of other viruses lurking in animals could pose a similar threat. Now, a new online tool ranks viruses by their potential to hop from animals to people and cause pandemics.
The tool, called SpillOver
, essentially creates a “watch list” of newly discovered animal viruses that pose the greatest threat to human health. The researchers hope their open-access tool can be used by other…

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