The mission to avoid the jump of pathogens between species

Updated:21/02/2021 17: 43h


A zoonotic disease It is one that is transmitted between humans and animals. Such is the case of Covid-19, a disease that is already responsible for the death of almost 2 million people around the globe. The process responsible for this type of pathogens jumping and infecting different types of species is known as spill-over or viral overflow. This is the current field of study of the physicist and mathematician Adrià San José Plana. Who tries to understand how ecological factors such as floods or deforestations increase the probability of such an overflow, so that it is possible to limit the risk areas and prevent their contagion.

Adrià San José Plana (Barcelona,


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