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FACT:

75% of new and emerging infectious diseases are Zoonotic (come from animals)

"If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms."

RESEARCH PAPERS

CDC Reports Fifth U.S. Human Infection with a Variant Flu Virus for 2021

CDC today reported the fifth human infection with an influenza virus that usually spreads in pigs and not people in the United States that occurred during 2020-2021 influenza season (i.e., from October 2020 through September 2021).

H1N1 Influenza

H1N1 influenza is a subtype of influenza A virus, a communicable viral illness which causes upper and in some cases lower respiratory tract infections in its host. This results in symptoms such as nasal secretions, chills, fever, decreased appetite, and in some cases, lower respiratory tract disease. 

A Public Health Ethics Case for Mitigating Zoonotic Disease Risk in Food Production

This article argues that governments in countries that currently permit intensive animal agriculture - especially but not exclusively high-income countries - are, in principle, morally justified in taking steps to restrict or even eliminate intensive animal agriculture to protect public health from the risk of zoonotic pandemics.

IN THE NEWS

CALLING ATTENTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES SPREAD BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS

Farming of animals can be profitable, especially when done on a massive scale. But it has major externalized costs, environmental repercussions, and devastating long-term impacts.

HOW FACTORY FARMING COULD CAUSE NEXT PANDEMIC

Most pandemics are caused by viruses and bacteria that begin in animals and leap onto us, so-called zoonotic infections.

HOW CAN WE PREVENT THE NEXT ZOONOTIC DISEASE OUTBREAK?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up many questions about the future of animal agriculture.

"If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms."

Dr. Michael Greger, Physician and public health Speaker