Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

Today, a “78% of new human infectious diseases related to wildlife” news on the Internet caused a lot of attention. On February 9th, at a press conference on epidemic prevention and control in Hubei Province, Chen Huanchun, a professor at Huazhong Agricultural University, said that in any case, we should keep as little wildlife as possible, let alone eat wild animals, and 78% of today’s new infectious diseases in humans are related to wild animals or originate from wild animals.

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

In this regard, netizens have said: “after the long snack bar, do not eat” “reject all game, hope to severely punish.” “

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

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Chen Huanchun: 78% of new infectious diseases in humans are related to wildlife

At a press conference held on the 9th, there are reporters asked, there are reports, the latest research of South China Agricultural University shows that pangolinis is a potential intermediate host of the new coronavirus, how do You view this latest research results? How does this discovery help prevent and control the source of the new coronavirus?

Chen Huanchun, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an expert in the research group on the prevention and control of the new coronary pneumonia outbreak in Hubei Province and a professor at Huazhong Agricultural University, replied that seeing this report, pangolins may be potential intermediate hosts, but the new coronavirus may have multiple intermediate hosts. Reported that the pangolin decomposition of the strain and infected human strains of the sequence similarity of up to 99%, it may be a gene or a gene judgment, or the whole genome sequence similarity, if the whole genome sequence similarity reached 99%, this significance is greater.

For example, Professor Shi Zhengli of Wuhan Virus Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently confirmed that the current new coronavirus and yunnan a bat coronavirus whole genome sequence similarity of 96%, if the pangolin reached 99%, the reference value is greater.

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

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“In any case, we should keep as little wildlife as possible, because it is wild in itself and should be in the wild. At the same time, we can’t eat wild animals, 78 percent of today’s new infectious diseases are related to wild animals or come from wild animals. So we should keep fewer wild animals in the future, let alone eat wild animals. Chen Huanchun said.

It is worth mentioning that at this press conference Chen Huanchun introduced that “the new coronavirus belongs to SARS coronavirus”, causing controversy.

Subsequently, Chen Huanchun in the evening of the 9th in an interview with Xinhua News Agency, said that the new coronavirus is not SARS coronavirus, after the Hubei new coronary pneumonia outbreak prevention and control work of the regular press conference there is a misstatement.

Chen Huanchun said that the relevant research found that the new coronavirus and SARS coronavirus is related, but not the same, the new coronavirus is not SARS coronavirus.

According to First Finance, 9 evening, Zhong Nanshan academician in a telephone interview, said that the new coronavirus is a coronavirus, it is parallel to SARS coronavirus, the two are the same class (virus), but not the same.

Zhong Nanshan said that SARS coronavirus is a proper noun, is specifically referring to acute respiratory syndrome virus, it is not the same thing (with the new coronavirus), these two (viruses) are two different things, “2019 () the new coronavirus is another virus, are coronavirus.” “

What happens to eating wild animals? A 11cm long parasite in a man’s brain

What harm do eating wild animals do to people? This set of cases is striking.

According to CCTV News, since March 2018, Mr. Li of Jiangxi Province has repeatedly experienced sudden fainting, spitting white foam, limb convulsions and other symptoms, after returning home to recuperate, the situation is still not improving, twice in a row was diagnosed with cerebral infarction.

A few days ago, he came to Guangzhou for treatment. After the doctor’s diagnosis, the surprising truth was discovered.

Guangdong 39 Brain Hospital, the director of neurology five doctor Yu Feng: the image suggests that there is a worm hole in the brain, we consider this is a live worm, is now close to the functional area. Fortunately, he came more timely, and later, the insect climbed to the functional area for destruction, his side limb function will basically not be restored.

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

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Doctors performed an operation on Mr. Li under wake-up anaesthetic, and after opening the granuloma tissue, they saw a long white live worm squirming in Mr. Li’s brain. Eventually, an 11 cm-long cracked head was “held” by the doctor, and the “worm’s nest” was removed. Good end, how can Mr. Li’s brain grow bugs?

More than 20 years ago, Mr. Li worked along the coast of Guangdong, and at the urging of his friends, he tried to eat snake bile raw, suspected of being infected with parasites.

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals

Mr. Li: So raw to eat, at that time do not know, they said eat to cure a hundred diseases. After the dare not eat, the treatment cost so much money.

Unusually, a 28-year-old in Zhejiang began to experience epilepsy and dizziness 16 years ago. He was diagnosed with some of his brain tissue that had been “eaten” by parasites, causing irreversible damage. The cause of the parasite infection is from the age of 7 years old, the father of year-round hunting to feed him five steps of snake bile, even eat five years.

Eating game tonic? The potential risks are huge!

Many people feel that the more strange and more make up, so “eat game” is so popular, the name of the United States “into the make-up”. But doctors and nutritionists say that eating game not only doesn’t make up for the body, but it can also be a disease.

Guangzhou First People’s Hospital, Deputy Director of Preventive Health Department Dr. Wang Wei: Wild animals bought on the processing, there is no inspection and quarantine, it contains what potential, unknown pathogens or poisons, we do not know, so there is a great risk.

According to Xinhua, the current wildlife protection law explicitly prohibits hunting and killing of state-focused wildlife, and prohibits the sale, purchase and use of state-focused wildlife and their products.

China has 98 species of land-based wildlife protected at the national level, 308 species of land-based wildlife protected at the national level, 1591 species of terrestrial wild animals of important ecological, scientific and social value, and all species of insects 120 are included in the scope of protection, including consumption of all the above-mentioned acts.

However, about 1000 species of terrestrial vertebrate wildlife, including bats, rats and crows, are not included in wildlife protection management.

“The scope of animal epidemic prevention in the Animal Epidemic Prevention Act is directed at livestock, poultry and other animals that are raised and legally captured. Yang Chaoxia, director of the Center for Ecological Law Research at Beijing Forestry University, said that while bats are “free bodies” in wildlife protection laws, they are in a blur in animal epidemic prevention laws. Due to the lack of corresponding quarantine procedures and other factors, the actual operation can not implement quarantine.

Experts say many wild animals have a large number of viruses, bacteria, parasites and other potential risks to human health. Overeating wild animals may not only cause harm to human body, but also cause great damage to wildlife resources and the whole ecological environment, thus causing the collapse of the entire biological chain.

It is worth noting that the concept of “wild animals” refers not only to wild animals in their natural state, but also to all animals that are artificially bred except livestock and poultry. The “wild animals” of artificial culture still face practical problems such as quarantine.

Industry insiders say animal disease prevention and control is the responsibility of the agricultural and rural sector. However, due to the wide variety of wild animals, the situation is complex, epidemic prevention and quarantine is difficult to supervise in practice. In the reality of the lack of quarantine, it is hard to say that farmed “wild animals” are safe.

On February 3, the State Administration of Market Supervision, the Central Network Information Office, the Ministry of Ecological Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Commerce, the Health and Health Commission, the General Administration of Customs, the Bureau of Forage and the Bureau of Drug Administration jointly deployed special law enforcement actions to combat illegal wildlife transactions. We shall strictly investigate the illegal sale, purchase, use, transportation, carrying and delivery of wild animals and their products, and shall not advertise and provide trading services for the sale or purchase of wild animals and their products.

Eating wild game harms people 78% of new human infectious diseases are related to wild animals