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FAO: Animal to Human Disease More Likely

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About 70 percent of the new diseases that have infected humans in recent decades have come from animals. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization warns it’s getting easier for diseases to make that jump as the population and food-supply chains grow. The FAO has released a new reported called World Livestock 2013: Changing Disease Landscapes. It says those landscapes have become “vastly more complicated” by human activity. “I think that if we continue the state of play, we’ll only...

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