FAO Warns against Eating Bushmeat in Ebola Outbreak

By benim
In Liberia
Jul 23rd, 2014

Picture credit: PrinPrince/iStock

As Liberia reports 22 more Ebola infections and 10 deaths, increasing the country’s total to 196 cases, which includes 116 deaths, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a warning Tuesday, July 22, against eating certain wild animals.

The FAO said that although reducing person-to-person Ebola transmission is the most important focus, it is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about transmission risks from wildlife among rural communities that hunt bushmeat to supplement their diets and income.

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