Scientists Map Human-Animal Disease Burden


A study produced by the International Livestock Research Institution (ILRI) provides maps that mark 'hotspots' of human-animal diseases such as rabies, bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. The diseases named in the report cause an estimated 2.3 billion human illnesses and 1.7 million deaths per year.


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In sub-Saharan Africa 99.9 percent of livestock losses do not appear in official disease reports.

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This map locates zoonotic events over the past 72 years, with recent events marked in blue.