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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Global legislation concerning and global burden of, infectious animal diseases
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Serious socioeconomic impacts can arise when diseases spread widely within human or animal populations (such as H5N1), or when they spill over from animal reservoirs to human hosts; farming intensification often increases these risks. Even small-scale animal disease outbreaks can have major economic impacts in pastoral communities.