Swine Flu And Monkeypox

Langreth, Robert
November 2009
Forbes Asia;11/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p66
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.


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