animal health

0 ‘Species gaps’ exist in hunt for diseases that can jump to humans

By Lisa Stiffler, special correspondent HIV, West Nile virus, swine flu, ebola – all are human diseases that are traced to livestock, wild creatures and insects from locations scattered around the globe. It can be harder to think of infectious ailments that didn’t start in animals, and in fact these so…

0 Farm animals and global health

The Guardian has a good report today on the very important, but often neglected, connection between livestock in agriculture and human health. Scientists call it zoonosis, but you can think of it as where HIV, cholera, avian flu, plague and many other (in fact, most) human diseases come from. Though…