Survey: Americans unaware of animals' role in pandemic threats

12/15/2011 | Huffington Post, The

It is estimated that 75% of emerging diseases arise in animals, and 2 in 3 Americans are worried about a pandemic, a new survey shows. The research, conducted by the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, also reveals that fewer than 1 in 5 people realize that the next pandemic will most likely come from animals. Increasing the public's understanding is vital to preventing a "Contagion"-like scenario, says One Health Initiative veterinarian Bruce Kaplan.

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