Host and viral traits predict zoonotic spillover from mammals
Kevin J. Olival, et al.
Nature 546, 646–650 (29 June 2017)
bats harbour a significantly higher proportion of zoonotic viruses than all other mammalian orders
Spillover Beasts: Which Animals Pose The Biggest Viral Risk?
June 21, 2017
“We expect there are hundreds of thousands of mammalian viruses out there,” says Kevin Olival, a disease ecologist at EcoHealth Alliance, who led the study.