Animal diseases impact food supplies, trade and commerce, and human health worldwide. Some outbreaks have had severe consequences on the economies and social well-being of the population in affected countries. This paper discusses patterns of livestock diseases, factors affecting the emergence of diseases, impacts on human health, and international monitoring and response efforts. Cochairs: James Pearson, International Consultant, Ames, Iowa, and M.D. Salman, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
IP28, February 2005, 16 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).
N. James MacLachlan
N. Ole Nielsen
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