2. It Can be Transmitted from Animals to People
While most illnesses are transmitted only from one person to another, this is one of the rare diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people. Luckily, there are only been a couple of different animals that have been shown to transmit the virus to people. The main animal the need to worry about is pigs. The scientific term for a virus that transmits from animal to person is called a zoonotic virus.
The scary thing is that this virus can infect a wide variety of animals it starts in bats and can be spread through many animals in many parts of the world. However, so far the infection has only been seen between pigs and humans. But that doesn’t mean that other animals will not soon come into play so you want to take your interaction with all animals under serious consideration when avoiding this virus.