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A large pool of viruses are circulating and we don’t become familiar with them until we see a spillover event and people getting ill.

Each archived sample can be used to identify the wildlife sources of a disease, monitor changes in disease prevalence and distribution over time, and identify environmental variables that may lead to spillover into people.

As human populations expand into shrinking bat habitat, bats and humans increasingly cross paths, making viral spillover events and other harmful interactions more likely.

To identify good targets for this intervention, epidemiologists may need more or better information about which animal diseases are on the rise, and which ones have the greatest potential for spillover to humans.

Whether a spillover explodes into a pandemic depends on many factors, including qualities of the virus itself and how humans respond to it.

They identified the five different steps required for viral spillover from bats to humans.

Other human practices, like the hunting and consumption of wild animals for food, provide other opportunities for spillover.

Those who remain closed risk losing sales and the spillover traffic.

Clearly, the well-being of one group has important spillover effects on others.

For some time, inevitably, there has been some spillover effect from the Syrian war into Lebanon.

The risk of a spillover of the conflict into Albanian territory is small.


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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spillover, such as: deluge, flash flood, overabundance, torrent, advance, and cataclysm.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.