Zoonotic diseases happen through various types of contact between humans and wildlife; for the new coronavirus COVID-19, most experts agree that it came from human contact via a live animal market, one that trades in wildlife.

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), scientists from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control confirmed a live animal market teeming with a multitude of wildlife species as the origin of COVID-19. The scenario could have been as simple as someone at a market butchering or eating an animal with a coronavirus … which then spilled into the human population and spread across the globe.

Source: Where did COVID-19 come from?

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