Gap in animal disease knowledge huge

Gap in animal disease knowledge huge

Animal health research is often not prioritized until it affects human health.

RESEARCHERS from the University of Sydney in Australia have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases that could spread to people.

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the world-first study has found that just 10 diseases account for around 50% of all published knowledge on diseases at the wildlife/live

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