1 Mapping where new diseases come from: Zoonotics

Many, if not most, infectious diseases that afflict humans start out as animal diseases. That’s what the field of zoonotics is about — and why so many human disease experts worry about a flu that afflicts mostly birds (H5N1, aka avian influenza). A mysterious killer of children in Cambodia is…

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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…