When I read this article I couldn’t help but think of a Brene Brown quote: we are all wired for connection.
In this case it gets a whole new meaning:


Photo credit: Maya Wardeh

What better way to express the harmony between all animals on Earth by showing all the stomach bugs, viruses, and parasites we share?
As you can see from the image, humans share a huge amount of lurgies with animals we have domesticated and come into contact with most, such as dogs and cattle. Interestingly, it also shows we share more pathogens with fish and birds than our primate cousins – most likely because they form a large part of our diet.
Read the whole article here


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