Lonnie King has been the chief Veterinary officer of the United States. He also created a department in the Center for Disease Control addressing zoonotic diseases — ones that originate in animals and spread to people. His new publication emphasizes the recent trend (over about 25 years) for new diseases to emerge and spread widely, and suggests ways of bringing researchers together in teams to find the ecological conditions that create disease “hot spots.” Much of the solution will come, he thinks, from allocating funding more through national and regional organizations. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-531-global-health-tomorrow.
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