Bird flu circulates naturally among wild birds, and when they migrate to the UK from mainland Europe in winter the disease can be spread to poultry and other captive birds.
Killer’ fish deployed to fight dengue outbreak in northern India. Fish will eat mosquito larvae and are a safer alternative to chemicals.
An estimated 50% of emerging infectious diseases over the past 50 years originated in wildlife, including HIV, SARS, Zika and 2009’s H1N1 flu pandemic.
Stopping the illegal and unregulated wildlife trade is just as important as monitoring wildlife markets, wildlife farms and restaurants where such meats are served.
The Kissing Bug (Chagas) reminds us that our work at balancing health inequities cannot stop with controlling Covid-19 domestically.
Many newly emerged infectious diseases were initially transmitted to humans because of their close contact with wild animals (Zoonotic diseases). China banned all eating and related trading of terrestrial wildlife to reduce the risk of zoonotic diseases.
COVID-19 is slechts één voorbeeld van de stijgende trend van infectieziektes veroorzaakt door virussen die van dierlijke gastheren op de mens zijn overgesprongen. Maar in de tussentijd passeerden veel van dit soort ziekten de revue; van ebola tot MERS en de westnijlziekte tot de riftdalkoorts. En dus is een doeltreffend actieplan volgens hen bittere noodzaak.
The interface between humans, animals, and the environments we share can also be a source of diseases impacting public health and the social and economic well-being of the world population. Zoonoses comprise a large percentage of all newly identified infectious diseases.