Coronavirus: Wildlife origin a wake-up call, say experts

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WASHINGTON - Governments and people must get serious about the risk of disease from the wildlife and exotic pet trades, top disease and wildlife crime experts say.

"Every time a new disease emerges we all seem to say 'Wow that disease came from nowhere, we didn't expect it.' Yet, to those of us working on what drives this, it's absolutely predictable," Dr Peter Daszak, US-based president of EcoHealth Alliance told The Straits Times.

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