Forms of HIV can jump from chimps to humans, study says - UPI.com
UPI reports: "With the recent emergence of Zika virus as a threat to human health,
and discovery of two new strains of HIV in 2009, researchers say the
threat of animal viruses jumping to humans is not as a big a concern as
it should be.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found simian
immunodeficiency viruses, or SIV, often easily move to humans because of
quick mutations once they encounter human cells, suggesting the threat
animal viruses may pose to humans deserves more attention that it gets."