In the case of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa which claimed over 11,000 lives, the virus propagated faster than reliable data. Local journalists faced an unprecedented epidemic and a shortage of credible information.
Increasing awareness of zoonotic diseases among health workers and rural communities in Southeast Asia
The combination of rapid growth of economies and human population in Southeast Asia has created favourable conditions (livestock intensification, disrupted wildlife habitats and changes to land use) that are ideal for emergence of zoonotic diseasePublished date2014
Southeast Asia is considered a hotspot for emerging zoonotic diseases, which occur at the intersection of human and animal health.Published date2014