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Rethinking our approach to zoonotic diseases in a changing world

Despite historical attempts to eliminate diseases, experts now suggest focusing on control and coexistence.

Joanna Thompson reports for Undark.

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Wild fish host new viruses, including a coronavirus cousin

Researchers have detected multiple new viruses in wild sport fish in Wisconsin, revealing a surprising diversity of pathogens.

Danielle Kaeding reports for Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Exploring environmental DNA's role in pathogen detection

The search for new pathogens leads scientists to analyze environmental DNA in various settings, providing insights into the microbial world and aiding early outbreak detection.

Rene Ebersole reports for Undark.

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This B.C. bighorn sheep herd’s fight for survival

Between a mysterious illness, dangerous weather and vanishing habitat, a herd of bighorn sheep almost disappeared from Tobacco Plains Indian Band’s backyard. To bring them back means returning the land to how it looked generations ago.

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Siberia’s ice is melting, revealing its past and endangering its future

Sheets of the softening land have emerged for the first time in hundreds of thousands of years, revealing skeletons, disease and awakening life.
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Lough Neagh: The year the UK's largest lake turned green

After toxic algae caused havoc in Lough Neagh and further afield, what's in store for 2024?
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The link between climate change and a spate of rare disease outbreaks in 2023

The temperature-sensitive pathogens that caught U.S. communities off guard are a grim preview of the future.