Wildlife & Human Health

Many diseases can jump between species, especially during rapid or dramatic ecological change. Nonhuman primates and humans are susceptible to many of the same diseases, and monkeys and apes in particular may have a role in the spread of new and virulent diseases to humans, including HIV and Ebola.  Hunting, butchering, and eating bushmeat places people at increased risk of contracting zoonotic diseases.

BCTF Resources

Global Human Health (Fact Sheet) 178.67 KB
Santé Humaine (Fiche d'Information) 152.5 KB
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