WHO Seeks Ban On Sale Of Live Wild Mammals In Food Markets

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“Animals, particularly wild animals, are the source of more than 70% of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, many of which are caused by novel viruses. Wild mammals, in particular, pose a risk for the emergence of new diseases,” WHO said in a statement

WHO Seeks Ban On Sale Of Live Wild Mammals In Food Markets


Geneva, Switzerland:

The World Health Organization on Tuesday called for a halt to the sale of live wild mammals in food markets to prevent the spread of disease.

“Animals, particularly wild animals, are the source of more than 70% of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, many of which are caused by novel viruses. Wild mammals, in particular, pose a risk for the emergence of new diseases,” WHO said in a statement

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