U.N. report calls for sustained vigilance on animal and pandemic flu

04/15/2010 | UN News Centre

A report by the U.N. and the World Bank states that about 75% of new diseases affecting humans stem from animals and an average of two new potential zoonotic diseases appear each year. As such, "continued global vigilance for infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics is of critical importance for health security and well-being," the report notes.

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