Hunting for future killer viruses
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Coronavirus: Hunting for future killer viruses

6 June 2020 Last updated at 12:14 BST

Scientists are warning that we have created "a perfect storm" for diseases from wildlife to spill over into humans and spread quickly around the world.

As part of a global effort to study how and where new diseases emerge, scientists at the University of Liverpool have led the development of a pattern-recognition system to predict which wildlife diseases pose the most risk to humans.

BBC News science correspondent Victoria Gill reports.

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