Wildlife Trade and Global Disease Emergence

  title={Wildlife Trade and Global Disease Emergence},
  author={W. B. Karesh and Robert A. Cook and Elizabeth L. Bennett and James Newcomb},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
The global trade in wildlife provides disease transmission mechanisms that not only cause human disease outbreaks but also threaten livestock, international trade, rural livelihoods, native wildlife populations, and the health of ecosystems. Outbreaks resulting from wildlife trade have caused hundreds of billions of dollars of economic damage globally. Rather than attempting to eradicate pathogens or the wild species that may harbor them, a practical approach would include decreasing the… CONTINUE READING
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