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October 7, 2014

Preventing animal disease has far-reaching benefits

Pathogens of zoonotic nature transmitted by domestic or wild animals cause more than 60 percent of human infectious diseases worldwide, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). There is a growing global threat to human and animal health, food security, food safety, poverty reduction and biodiversity due to the evolution of new and re-emerging pathogens resulting from a multitude of factors. As a result, preventing diseases at their animal source is crucial for protecting human health. Read More

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