Thursday, March 20, 2008

Map Pinpoints Disease Hotspots

BBCNews reports on how a detailed map highlighting the world's hotspots for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) has been released:

Map of world's Emerging Infectious Diseases hotspots

It uses data spanning 65 years and shows the majority of these new diseases come from wildlife.

Scientists say conservation efforts that reduce conflicts between humans and animals could play a key role in limiting future outbreaks.

Writing in Nature, they said their map revealed that global anti-EID resources had been poorly allocated in the past.

Read article - 'Map Pinpoints Disease Hotspots'


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