A New Project to Track Animal Diseases Before They Infect Humans

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Over on Healthland I have a post on a new online mapping project that will gather together reports of animal disease outbreaks from around the world. That data matters, and not just for vets—75% of the new, emerging and reemerging diseases affecting human beings at the start of the 21st century originated in human beings, including HIV/AIDS, SARS and swine flu. Check out the post here.