Washington Post: Animal Diseases as Warnings

Animal Diseases as Warnings: Wider Tracking of Wildlife Illnesses Aimed at Detecting Bio-Attacks

Authors: D’Vera Cohn

Journal: Washington Post

Year: 2006 Pages: B03

In today’s paper:

“Not every animal disease indicates a human health risk, but some do more than we are always aware of,” said Peter Rabinowitz, an associate professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, the main author of a recent journal article concluding that wildlife, livestock or pets could play a key role in signaling an anthrax or plague attack. “Human health professionals don’t get a lot of training in this, and we are having to play catch-up.”

For more about that recent journal article, see this earlier Canary Database Project News item.

In <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/23/AR2006052301676.html">today’s paper</a>:

<blockquote>
"Not every animal disease indicates a human health risk, but some do more than we are always aware of," said Peter Rabinowitz, an associate professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, the main author of a recent journal article concluding that wildlife, livestock or pets could play a key role in signaling an anthrax or plague attack. "Human health professionals don’t get a lot of training in this, and we are having to play catch-up."
</blockquote>

For more about that recent journal article, see <a href="https://news.canarydatabase.org/archives/13">this earlier Canary Database Project News item</a>.

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