The Hot Zone

What makes Kitum cave "a nice place for virus to jump species"?

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The enclosed air space in the cave makes it the perfect place for a virus to jump species.

It is an underground traffic zone, a biological mixing point where different species of animals and insects cross one another’s paths in an enclosed air space. A nice place for a virus to jump species.

Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 392). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.