Covid-19: how the new Coronavirus mutates and spreads?

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Sars-Cov-2 is mutating. There are at least 8 subtypes differently distributed between Europe, North America and China. Fortunately, most of the variations are negligible and for now there is no sign that the virus is changing towards a more aggressive form. But the way the coronavirus changes and spreads is very important to combat the pandemic and develop vaccines that can evolve just as quickly.

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Reverse zoonoses: sometimes the threat comes from humans

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The Covid-19 pandemic has raised awareness  about zoonoses, the diseases transmitted by animals to humans. But there are also reverse zoonoses, and they appear to be increasing. They occur when humans transmit pathogens to animals. Their number, as well as that of traditional zoonoses, is expected to grow. Unless we intensify research in the field and adopt a One Health approach, which recognizes the interdependence between the health and well-being of people and animals.

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