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Deadly viral outbreaks that originated from animals

How does the new coronavirus epidemic compare to other viral outbreaks from animal sources?

Alia Chughtai | | Infographic, Asia Pacific, Health, Coronavirus outbreak

The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern. 

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. The animal source of the new type of virus has not been identified.

There have been several epidemics, stemming from animal sources, in recent history.

Below, we take a look at some of the most serious outbreaks, their source, when they first emerged, and how deadly they are.

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Source: Al Jazeera News

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