While some animal-transmitted diseases of the poor are declining, other, mostly foodborne, diseases are on the rise

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings: African clay pots (via the Dick Jemison Tribal Arts Collection). ‘. . . Around 70 percent of all infectious diseases are zoonotic, moving from animals—usually livestock—to humans, through either contact or the consumption of animal products and by-products. The International Livestock Research Institute estimates that 2.7 million people die from zoonotic…



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