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UN promotes ban on trading wild animals to prevent epidemics in future

Source : 112 Ukraine

Buying and selling wild animals in market could become a threat for human lives and the lives of animals that are facing possible danger of extinction
12:51, 13 April 2020

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Selling wild animals must be banned in order to prevent new epidemics in the future. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the Secretary of UN Convention for Biological Diversity. Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted her as saying.

"We know that over the past 60 years, most of the new diseases that are passed from animals to humans appeared as a result of human activity," she said.

According to Mrema, "buying and selling wild animals in the market could become a threat to human lives and the lives of animals that are facing the possible danger of extinction".

It is considered that the first cases of infection with Covid-19 occurred on the wild animals market in Wuhan, China; animals are sold for food there.

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Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts that the spikes of Covid-19 will be re-emerging until the vaccine appears. David Nabarro, the Special Representative of the Director-General of the WHO for coronavirus affairs said so as quoted by NBC News.

"We are not so sure it will come in waves in the way that influenza does. We think it's going to be a virus that stalks the human race for quite a long time to come until we can all have a vaccine that will protect us," he said. "The key for this particular virus is that every community has a kind of defensive shield, can pick up cases as soon as they appear, isolate them and stop outbreaks from developing. It's going to be necessary for every single country to have that capacity," the outlet wrote.

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There are signs that the spread of the infection slows down both in Europe and the U.S.

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