Bushmeat Poses AIDs Risk

Director of the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force, Heather Eves, has released a statement linking disease to Bushmeat in Africa.

HIV and AIDS can be transferred from primates to humans, through a smaller viruses called SIVs and more than 20 of the primate species commonly traded carry the virus. SIV transfers during the butchering process and mutates in the human system to full blown HIV/AIDS. Other health risks to humans include contracting the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses, and Monkey pox.

Via. Voa News: [24 Sept]

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