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Africa’s urbanisation increases risks of avian influenza pandemics

Barnett, Tony ORCID: 0000-0001-9399-9607 (2022) Africa’s urbanisation increases risks of avian influenza pandemics. Africa at LSE (15 Jun 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Growing urban populations in Africa increase demand for protein intake, which in many global regions is most easily produced by large scale poultry production in rural areas. But the long value chains modern poultry production creates increase opportunities for biosecurity lapses. With avian flu outbreaks already common in the global North and South, the risk of zoonotic transmission and a human health pandemic indicates why large-scale poultry production should be regulated and the potential for harm to human health kept under surveillance.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 13:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116054

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