Quantcast

All Of These Diseases Jumped From Animals To People

Business Insider – According to experts, the new coronavirus likely originated in bats.

More than 75% of emerging diseases originate in animals; these are called zoonotic diseases, meaning they can jump from animals to people.

At least 10 outbreaks in the last century have spilled over to humans from mammals like bats, birds, and pigs.

  • Ebola jumped from fruit bats in west Africa 40 years ago and has killed more than 13,500 people in multiple outbreaks.
  • The Marberg virus, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome), and Nipah also originated in bats.
  • The H7N9 and H5N9 bird flus, meanwhile, jumped from infected poultry to people in Chinese markets, together killing more than 1,000 people.
  • The 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic (also known as H1N1) started, of course, in pigs. It killed nearly 300,000 people in a global pandemic and spread to 214 countries in less than a year.

According to experts, diseases will continue to spill over from animals to humans as the global population grows.

The more people there are on Earth, the more our species moves into wild habitats and encounters creatures that harbor viruses.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Eric Toner, a senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, previously told Business Insider:

“Infectious diseases will continue to emerge and re-emerge. I think it’s part of the world we live in now. We’re in an age of epidemics because of globalization, because of encroachment on wild environments.” Read more. 

RELATED: 

187 Infected Patients In L.A. Leprosy Community

AFRO Outbreaks: Monkeypox In Nigeria, Ebola In Congo

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Illegal Immigrants, Infectious Disease, Perpetuate Border Crisis

MORE OF TODAY’S TOP HEALTH NEWS: FL Man Tests Positive For Leprosy | 8,000+ US Virus Deaths | Rep Wants Transgender Sex Ed – For 5-Yr-Olds 

 

- Advertisement -

TRENDING

Vaccinated People Are ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread Covid: True?

The Atlantic – For many fully vaccinated Americans, the Delta surge spoiled what should’ve been a glorious summer. Those who had cast their masks aside...

Biden Admin. Awards $150K To Florida District That Resisted DeSantis

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said on Thursday that it was reimbursing a Florida school district that lost state money for imposing a mask...

Ivermectin: What The Evidence Says

Daily Briefing, September 21, 2021 ADVISORY BOARD – Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug discovered in 1975. It was initially introduced as a drug for livestock,...

CDC Backs COVID Booster For Millions

AP – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a...

Doctors Charged In Massive Fraud Including False Covid Claims

NBC NEWS – The Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals, including 23 doctors, and nearly 100 other people for...

Middle-School Mom Rips School Board Over Anal Sex Reference

FOX NEWS – A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex...

State Cops Sue Governor To Block Vaccine Mandate

FOX NEWS – The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday asking for a delay in the...

Vaccine Effectiveness “Appears To Wane Over Time”

(CNN) The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control...

Frozen Shrimp From India? Throw It Back [Check Labels Now]

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Officials say a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to imported, cooked, frozen shrimp is over, but they are concerned some consumers...

“Biden’s Failure During A National Health Crisis” – Kaiser

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the...
- Advertisement -