Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bushmeat disease

  • Thousands of pounds of primate parts, rodents and other dry, smoked or raw animals -- so-called bushmeat -- are smuggled into the United States as food every year, frequently hidden inside cases of similarly stinky but legal fish.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • African wild creatures defined as bushmeat have often created disease emergence. Usually, its a retrovirus involved, having produced at least three diseases originating in primates.
  • (Earthtimes)
  • The international trade of endangered bushmeat is illegal, but until this study when I visited him on a field trip to Cameroon this summer: "On infectious disease, we're where cardiology was in the 1950s," he says.
  • (Time)
  • According to the CDC, 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases originate from contact with wildlife.
  • (Medical Daily)
  • The study led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly demonstrates In addition to animals, illegally imported bushmeat was monitored in the study.
  • (United Press International)
  • Chickens suffer terribly from disease in rainforest areas increase in demand for meat and because people had wages from the mines, small bars that sold bushmeat were opening.
  • (BBC News)

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