Guardian article on disease spillovers

Following recent unprecedented outbreaks of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus concerns have been raised to protect wildlife from livestock diseases. Sam spoke to the Guardian and was quoted as part of their article on disease spillovers between livestock and wildlife.

Dead birds being cleared from Staple Island, off Northumberland, where bird flu is devastating one of the UK’s most important seabird colonies, July 2022. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

…which is very timely as we discuss the spillover of antimicrobial resistant Streptococcu suis from industrially famed pigs to human clinical cases in our latest Microbial Genomics paper: Genetic diversity and variation in antimicrobial-resistance determinants of non-serotype 2 Streptococcus suis isolates from healhty pigs [link] [preprint]

Willie et al; Science perspective on the resurgence of avian influenza virus [link]
Kuiken & Cromie; Science editorial call to protect wildlife from livestock diseases [link]
Article in the Guardian newspaper with quotes from Sam [link]