The bush meat markets are incredibly skanky. Rare animals cost more due to the scarcity but because of the transport issues they are sold live to prove freshness and slaughtered on the spot. Kept in stacked cages not separated by species so its the perfect cross species breeding ground. Its unregulated and illegal so no animal welfare or cleanliness inspections at all and no paper trail.Is there something inherently unsafe about Far Eastern / Chinese farming methods that facilitates these zoonotic infections?
In addition to the BBC News item I posted last night, the Guardian covers the same story about this new Swine Flu:
G4 strain has already infected 10% of industry’s workers in China but no evidence yet that it can be passed from human to humanwww.theguardian.com
Serving truly rare animals as food is a status thing for the super rich, so the cops don't dare touch it.
Believed to be the source of SARS, swine flu and covid 19.