Wildlife and livestock a risk factor in future pandemics, say studies

Wildlife and livestock a risk factor in future pandemics, say studies

Researchers said risk factors also include human encroachment on wildlife habitats

The risk of pathogens spilling over from wildlife trade and farmed animals into humans should be key considerations in efforts to prevent the next pandemic, research suggests.

Researchers have been assessing the risks of the different ways that disease-causing organisms jump from animals to humans in an effort to characterise and address the risk of the next pandemic.

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