Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > News 14 February 2011 Farm animals spawn new infectious diseases A growing number of livestock, such as cows and pigs, are fueling new animal epidemics and posing more severe problems in developing countries, as it threatens their food security. 0 Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto A growing number of livestock, such as cows and pigs, are fueling new animal epidemics worldwide and posing more severe problems in developing countries, as it threatens their food security, according to a new report. Poor rely on farm animals NEXT ON HEALTH24X OPINION | The decisive role nutrition should play in building the economy 2020-10-19 13:54 More: Environmental HealthNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical In-depth: The slow-motion race for a TB vaccine Medical Risk of severe Covid-19 high for obese people, regardless of other factors Medical Covid-19: Sudden hearing loss, while rare, occurs in some patients - and needs to be caught early Medical Unsure of what to watch? Opt for nature shows, scientists say News OPINION | The decisive role nutrition should play in building the economy News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Julian Sheldon Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.