Spillover Events - How can a bat infect a human?
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How exactly did a virus from a bat jump to humans?

In this week’s episode of the “WVU and the Coronavirus” podcast, Dr. Rita Rio, biology professor in the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, talks about “spillover events,” and explains how a coronavirus from a bat could make the leap to cause a global pandemic.

In this interview-driven series, “WVU and the Coronavirus” will examine what we already know about COVID-19, find out the latest information about the virus, explore how RNA viruses like coronaviruses work, and learn how the University community has responded to the global pandemic.

Written by Stacey Elza, Wendy Holdren and David Ryan. Narrated by David Ryan. Sound mixed by Sean Hines.

For more information, visit the “WVU and the Coronavirus” show page

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Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu/media-resources and the WVUToday Media Center.

Produced by University Relations at West Virginia University.

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