Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 58 - The Biosphere - Review Questions - Synthesize: 4

Answer

The key to keeping diseases from jumping species to humans is to maintain good sanitation to eliminate potential vectors and to limit direct contact which could lead to transfer.

Work Step by Step

As examples of why this is important, the new influenza virus comes each year from Southeast Asia where humans, pigs, and domestic birds live in close proximity, and HIV is thought to have been transferred to humans from monkeys with SIV through infected bites.
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