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Q. Did All Human Infectious Diseases Originate in Domesticated Animals?

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- 3704 days ago -
A. Of 25 infectious diseases that have historically caused high mortality in human beings, many probably reached humans from domesticated animals. including diphtheria, influenza A, measles, mumps, pertussis, rotavirus, smallpox and tuberculosis.


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Chrissy N (118)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 2:59 am
really interesting article Tom ...and a great graphic they used!

stephanie l (98)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 3:30 am
thanks Tom great article.

mary f (200)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 4:52 am

BernadetteP P (72)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 7:26 am
good actilce tom thanks tom

Leigh B (211)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 11:34 am
Thanks Tom, I got Tertiary Lyme Disease from a deer when I lived in the country, since nothing was known about it , it took 3 years to diagnose it, but in that sage there was no cure and now it has thrown me into Lupus, I traded one autoimue disease for another and there still is nothing know about both of these diseases!

Nancy M (147)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 1:53 pm
Great article- with a link to the actual study. YAY! Thanks Tom.

Mandi T (367)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 2:26 pm
Truly interesting!
Tx Tom

Dee C (23)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 6:50 pm
Great article..
Thanks Tom..

sue M (184)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 6:51 pm
Oh, geez another reason to kill off all our wildlife. Destroy this article.

Winefred M (88)
Wednesday May 27, 2009, 6:52 am
It doesn't surprise me.But that doesn't mean the domesticated animal is to blame.We as human beings should be hygienic with our animals.It has a little to do with hygiene.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 28, 2009, 3:44 pm
Great article! Thank you Tom!

Sandra S (93)
Friday May 29, 2009, 8:10 am
Great article Tom, I will be checking out the article in NATURE magazine. I had read somewhere years ago about how many of the diseases that we have were transmitted by animals. The Nature article may shed new light on this.
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