Britain will soon have to face the infectious attack of animal diseases like bird flu, sars which can cause severe problems for human health. This fact was revealed by scientist after a recent research conducted in this field, the study has also showed that these deadly viruses will infect people and is a worry sign for humans. To get a clear picture of this growing threat, the researchers have created a global map of emerging disease and hot spots. This will help us to be prepared to overcome these diseases.
It is known that to meet the need of the growing population, and to meet the food needs of such a huge population, has some how made the UK vulnerable to zoonoses-infections which transmits from animals to humans. This tendency has put the situation in a more serious state.
In recent years it has been noticed that the cases of disease transmitted from animals to humans has increased significantly. And in the past ten years the population of the UK also expanded dramatically which further has added more problems. If one looks at the past we can trace the mad cow disease and famous salmonella in eggs scare which rocked the UK during 1980s. All this tells how vulnerable this place is, to these diseases. Dr Peter Daszak the executive director of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine said, “These maps show that the key threat to public health is where human population and wildlife diversity clash.” While Dr Kate Jones, research fellow at ZSL said preserving the wildlife areas is also a good way to avoid this disease.
But the thing to look for is how come we can reduce the danger of these diseases in near future and develop a better plan to overcome this threat for humans permanently.