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Risks of wildlife in the emergence of human infectious diseases

This report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature examines the links between wildlife and emerging human pathogens as well as the origins, drivers and risk factors of zoonotic diseases. It finds that around 99% of the human incidence of zoonoses come from domesticated animals or habitats disrupted by people (for example through the food system), as opposed to from direct exposure to wildlife.

Read the full report, Situation analysis on the roles and risks of wildlife in the emergence of human infectious diseases, here. See also the TABLE explainer What is the connection between infectious diseases in humans and livestock?

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24 Feb 2022
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Situation analysis on the roles and risks of wildlife in the emergence of human infectious diseases
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