Protect wildlife from livestock diseases

Thijs Kuiken, Ruth Cromie

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This summer, seabirds in Europe, North America, and Africa suffered unprecedented high mortality as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) swept through their breeding colonies. Given that the potential for HPAI-which originated in farmed poultry-to affect wild birds has been known for more than a decade, how were these continents caught off guard? Nations must assume responsibility for protecting wildlife from anthropogenic diseases, particularly those originating from ever-increasing livestock populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalScience (New York, N.Y.)
Issue number6615
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2022


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