Mapping disease risk at human-wildlife ‘hotspots’

New research has discovered that monkeys with the most human interactions, typically around sources of food, may act as ‘superspreaders’ of human respiratory diseases. The study found that locations with access to human-provisioned food see monkeys from different groups coming together and mixing closely, leading to larger outbreaks of zooanthroponotic diseases.New research has discovered that monkeys with the most human interactions, typically around sources of food, may act as ‘superspreaders’ of human respiratory diseases. The study found that locations with access to human-provisioned food see monkeys from different groups coming together and mixing closely, leading to larger outbreaks of zooanthroponotic diseases.

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