Farmed carnivores may become ‘disease reservoirs’ posing human health risk

Source: Science Daily

Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected ‘disease reservoirs’, in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210824121049.htm