TITLE

Swine Flu And Monkeypox

AUTHOR(S)
Langreth, Robert
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;11/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on widespread infectious diseases like swine flu and monkeypox that originate from wild animals. Virologist Nathan Wolfe reports that many diseases originate from animals, including the AIDS virus, which originated in chimpanzees, and Ebola, which originated in bats. In 2005 Wolfe found that new viruses in the blood of Cameroon hunters included HIV. According to Wolfe, most diseases come from sub-Saharan Africa where the flow of viruses between wild animals and humans is higher.
ACCESSION #
45604338

 

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