Farmed Carnivores May Become 'disease Reservoirs' Posing Human Health Risk

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By Admin on Aug 25, 2021 at 3:29 AM
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    Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected 'disease reservoirs', in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.

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