The search for the origin

When diseases jump from animals to humans - a scenario whose effects we are currently experiencing worldwide

More than 7.8 billion people live on Earth and humanity faces numerous challenges: Climate change, biodiversity loss, destruction of ecosystems. With the Corona pandemic, another impact of human activity has moved into the focus of public attention: zoonoses, which develop especially where humans and animals live very closely together. The “Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology” team is investigating how these infectious diseases develop and spread.

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