Study maps zoonotic disease burden, hot spots   CIDRAP News, Thursday July 5, 2012   “A review and mapping study to gauge the burden of zoonotic diseases found that Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and India are four top hot spots and that a surging demand for livestock products will likely fuel the spread of several diseases.” …   …“ The analysis also revealed gaps in disease reporting in developing countries, despite increased support that materialized in response to influenza concerns. It suggested that though the literature is useful for understanding diseases and their impact, more and better information can be obtained from field surveys and that technology advances such as biological repositories could help improve disease epidemiology and control. …”     See complete report: or click on attachment.