VegNews Daily

Most Infectious Diseases Come From Animals

Report: New research shows that roughly 75 percent of infectious diseases originate from animals.

Recently, Michael Greger, director of public health and animal agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States, wrote a special CNN report on the alarming rise in animal-generated infectious diseases. “Tens to hundreds of thousands of caged animals under a single roof allow for zoonotic diseases to emerge, amplify and spread,” Greger says. In the report from the International Livestock Research Institute, which states that infectious diseases caused from animals—zoonotic diseases—result in roughly 2.5 billion human illnesses and 2.7 million deaths globally each year. Greger stresses as our society has increased meat consumption, the number of infectious diseases has also risen. Additionally, Greger notes that the most efficient way to decrease the rate of infectious diseases in the US is to move toward animal welfare on farms and free livestock from their confining cages.

 Comments

New NBC Dating Show Seeks Single Vegans

Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, a new dating program matches up singles and documents their first date.
Read More »

Study: Vegan Diet Helps Eliminate Diabetic Pain

Recent research indicates a plant-based diet can help people with type 2 diabetes.
Read More »

Popular Frozen Yogurt Chain Debuts Vegan Option

Pinkberry introduces dairy-free soft-serve at all locations nationwide.
Read More »

Kids Eat More Produce When They Play with Food

When children have tactile experiences with food, they are more likely to try new fruits and vegetables.
Read More »

8-Year-Old Vegan Stands Up for Meatless Monday

The young advocate makes a strong plea to Long Beach City Council, saying that cafeteria lunches are “nasty.”
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »