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Conservation experts are saying that the trade in wildlife could [been / be] greatly cut after the coronavirus pandemic [has / had] finished. They say that the virus probably started [at / to] a market selling wild animals in China. The virus came from [either / ether] a bat or an animal called a pangolin. It then crossed over to [inject / infect] humans. The conservation group Humane Society International said: "The consumption of [wild / wildly] animals which can carry diseases that can cross the species barrier [supposes / poses] a real threat to human health." The Wildlife Conservation Society [called / named] for a ban of animal markets that trade in wildlife. It said: "Not only will this help to prevent the [speared / spread] of disease, it will address one of the major drivers of species [extinction / extinct] ."

A spokesman from the Zoological Society of London [say / said] animal markets could be "time bombs". He said the markets can [provision / provide] perfect conditions for new viruses to start and [grow / growth] . He added that if we treated animals [like / similar] goods to buy and sell, we would be in trouble again in [the / a] future. Scientists say many new outbreaks of viruses start [on / in] animals. About 75 per cent of new infectious diseases come [for / from] animals. Recent examples include SARS, MERS and Ebola. Infections from animals [case / cause] millions of illnesses and deaths worldwide every year. An expert said the world must act [soon / seen] , because, "realistically, it's just a matter of time before the next zoonotic disease risk [emerge / emerges] ".

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