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BBC's The Documentary Podcast: Forest fear

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BBC's The Documentary Podcast

The Amazon is the largest area of rainforest on earth. Bursting with life, it provides us with a wealth of resources. But for each of its potential riches a potential threat is lurking beneath the canopy. Increasing deforestation allows what is hidden within to find a way out, and with it the possibility for wildlife to spread deadly pathogens.

Cary disease ecologist Barbara Han discusses zoonotic disease spillover (at 11:25, 38:20) and how to prevent future pandemics using AI.

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