Could animal vaccines be used to protect humans against the future COVID or monkeypox pandemics?
By Andreea Dibo, Health & Environment, The Pawprint
Do we need to vaccinate wildlife inorder for humans to be safe? According to experts we are living in an “era of pandemics.” They have also stated that Zoonotic, which is a term to describe a virus being transferred to a human (Like Covid-19 and Monkeypox) are projected to occur more frequently, spread faster, and cause more harm to the world than coronavirus did. Researchers and Scientists also feared that the number of new and fatal diseases could suddenly spring out at any moment and they are looking for alternative ways to avert a future catastrophe. No matter how our climate is collapsing, it can’t convince people to alter the way they treat the world.
Though this has its downside, this issue prompted researchers to search for a vaccination that, rather than being given directly to wildlife, might transmit from animal to animal. “So, when its friends groom it, clean it – in a behavior called allogrooming that’s common amongst many different kinds of mammals – that vaccine moves to the next animal,” stated Scott Nuisner.
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