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Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health - report

Focus on root causes and prevention needed
16/12/2013

Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread, according to an FAO report released today. A new, more holistic approach to managing disease threats at the animal-human-environment interface is needed, it argues.

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