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Posted Sat May 2 2009: from The Australian:
Animal bugs our biggest risk
...Nine years ago infectious diseases experts attending a US conference were presented with alarming new research that made clear the threat animal infections posed to humans. The study found three-quarters of new diseases affecting people were crossing the species barrier from animals, in which case they are known as zoonoses.... The journal Science reported that after three months of looking through the literature, they found 1709 viruses, bacteria, fungi and other bugs that afflicted humans. Forty-nine per cent had come from animals. When they narrowed the focus to 156 diseases considered emerging, or recent, threats, 73 percent were derived from animals.
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