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Friday, March 04, 2011

Livestock boom worsening epidemics risks globally

READ MORE: Livestock boom worsening epidemics risks globally: "The increasing numbers of domestic livestock are encouraging animal epidemics worldwide.

The problem is particularly acute in developing countries, where livestock diseases present a growing threat to the food security of already vulnerable populations, according to a new analysis.

A remarkable 61 percent of all human pathogens, and 75 percent of new human pathogens, are transmitted by animals. Some of the most lethal bugs affecting humans originate in our domesticated animals."

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