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Mammals harbour at least 320,000 new viruses

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There could be at least 320,000 viruses awaiting discovery that are circulating in animals, a study suggests.

Researchers say that identifying these viral diseases, especially those that can spread to humans, could help to prevent future pandemics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-23932400

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A great idea, but I can't imagine any government funding something like that.

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Pretty brute force extrapolation, but I can't disagree with the central message of studying animals in as much detail as we can.

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