Scott Nuismer, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and professor of mathematics at University of Idaho, explains the benefits of transmissible vaccines and responds to concerns about it.
A new technology aims to stop wildlife from spreading Ebola, rabies, and other viruses. It could prevent the next pandemic by stopping pathogens from jumping from animals to people.
We already have technology that allows wildlife to pass vaccines among themselves, and developing methods may speed up the process. But critics claim that they risk human infections and criminal misuse.