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Yvette Johnson-Walker on Animal-Born Viruses

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(Duration: 8:30)


Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker studies infectious diseases that jump from animals to people.

Since the movie Contagion, I've been terrified about the idea of viruses jumping from animals to people. As Yvette Johnson-Walker tells us, it's already happening. She talks about two diseases that have become common in household pets in Illinois - tularemia and Rocky Moutain spotted fever. Dr. Johnson-Walker is speaking on a panel about global health tonight at the U of I veteranary school.

Categories: Agriculture, Animals