In this particular instance, the world is the petri dish. In this particular case, scientists always thought animal viruses would not infect humans. A culture that was at least generations in developmental delays , proved that thinking wrong. This could happen anywhere…were all countries developed on a par with each other. For countries that have advanaced warfares and still are not societal equals , it was inevitable that something like this genetic ’cross pollination, so to speak, would happen. We have to learn valuable lessons from this.