How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

Thawing sea ice may have opened the door, allowing the infection to cross oceans, a new study suggests.

Comments: 5

  1. Ummmmm, interesting but hardly unique. Viruses and bacterial infections have been spreading for over three BILLION years. That predates current global weather patterns by quite a bit.

  2. @stevevelo Except this one is man-made, which makes it unique.

  3. @stevevelo You have generalized inappropriately.

  4. Yet another of the 10,000 ways humans are killing the planet.

  5. Thank you for bringing attention to this study.