Animal and human health
Ebola, Lassa fever, dengue and now Covid-19, more and more epidemics have their origin in an animal or an insect. Istock / 2630 Ben
By: Caroline Paré Follow
Ebola, Lassa fever, dengue and now Covid-19, more and more epidemics have their origin in an animal or an insect ... It is estimated that two-thirds of emerging diseases are zoonoses, that is to say -to say diseases which are transmitted from animal to man, and vice versa. These figures question our relationship with the environment and biodiversity.
What are the links between human and animal health? Should we expect other epidemics? How to protect our biodiversity to preserve our health?
- Pr Éric Delaporte , infectiologist, professor of Infectious Diseases at the University and at the University Hospital of Montpellier , Director of the “ HIV / AIDS and associated diseases ” unit at IRD and INSERM .
- Romain Duda , eco-anthropologist, post-doctoral researcher at the Institut Pasteur within the research unit " Anthropology and Ecology of the Emergence of Diseases"
- Dr Barthélémy Ngoubangoye , veterinarian - primatologist, head of service at the Center for Primatology at the Interdisciplinary Center for Medical Research in Franceville, Gabon. President of the NGO " Save Gabon's Primates "
- Dr Stéphane de la Rocque , veterinarian, technical advisor to the WHO in the health emergency program, team leader of the human-animal interactions service.
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