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WATCH> How Coronavirus Has Placed More Attention on Wildlife Trade

WATCH> How Coronavirus Has Placed More Attention on Wildlife Trade
(June 23, 2020) The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has heightened awareness of the potentially devastating impacts of spillover of zoonotic emerging diseases from wild animals to humans. WATCH Dr Amanda Fine discuss why this has placed more attention on high-risk activities such as trade in wildlife.ABC News: How Coronavirus Has Placed More Attention on Wildlife Trade 

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From Field to Fork: Wildlife Supply Chains for Human Consumption Increase Coronavirus Spillover Risk

From Field to Fork: Wildlife Supply Chains for Human Consumption Increase Coronavirus Spillover Risk
(June 17, 2020) A recent study by the WCS Health Program team in Vietnam found high proportions of Coronavirus positive samples among rodents destined for human consumption. The proportion of positives significantly increased along the supply chain from trappers and traders (21 percent), to large markets (32 percent) to restaurants (56 percent). Viruses from Field to Fork: Study Finds That Wildlife Supply Chains for Human Consumption Increase Coronaviruses’ Spillover Risk to PeopleSaid Amanda Fine, W...

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Urban Bushmeat and Zoonotic Disease

Urban Bushmeat and Zoonotic Disease
(June 08, 2020) The hunting, trade and consumption of wild meat, or bushmeat, in Central Africa is a past, current and potential future zoonotic disease risk. Pathogens that have spread to humans from bushmeat include HIV, simian foamy virus, monkeypox virus, Ebola viruses, anthrax, herpesviruses, retroviruses and paramyxoviruses. Although zoonotic disease transmission can occur at any point along the bushmeat supply chain, from hunting in the forest to the point of consumption, markets in large urban areas are...

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Preventing Epidemics in Republic of Congo by Monitoring Wildlife Mortality

Preventing Epidemics in Republic of Congo by Monitoring Wildlife Mortality
(May 27, 2020) Watch our Wildlife Health Programme at work in Republic of Congo communities to set up an early warning system and minimize the risk of transmission of diseases such as Ebola to local populations. Read more about the important work to help prevent zoonotic virus epidemics and pandemics being done by veterinarian Dr. Alain Ondzie and his team in this blog 

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The Links Between Ecological integrity and Human Health

The Links Between Ecological integrity and Human Health
(May 26, 2020) Degradation of ecological systems has significantly increased the overall risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks in addition to having other complex effects on human health.WCS scientists have published a special new report:  "Links between ecological integrity, emerging infectious diseases originating from wildlife, and other aspects of human health - an overview of the literature"The report draws on detailed case studies, global analyses, modelling, and broad expert consen...

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