spilloverinfection

  • Melting Glaciers Could Unleash Long-Frozen Viruses Onto New Hosts

    Melting Glaciers Could Unleash Long-Frozen Viruses Onto New Hosts

    In the Canadian High Arctic, climate change is bringing together viruses and potential hosts in new combinations, according to recently published research. Every novel interaction increases the risk of “viral spillover,” i.e., pathogens jumping to different hosts. And every instance of spillover is an opportunity for a virus to become more dangerous.