Wildlife Disease and Human Health

Last Sunday the New York Times published an opinion piece on the unheralded impacts of wildlife disease on human health. It does not contain any information that will be news to the average state wildlife biologist, but it is rare that this sort of information is communicated to the general public in a calm, reasoned way.

The piece is by Simon Anthony, a molecular virologist at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and is occasioned by a study by the International Livestock Research Institute.

The great quote: “Disease, it turns out, is largely an environmental issue.”

Read it, here.


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