The African Swine Fever outbreak, which has now spread to China, could result in the slaughter of 200 million hogs this year, in an effort to get the disease under control. Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps outlines the causes and possible solutions Story Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News […]
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Rob Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer visiting the University of Minnesota's Institute for Global Studies. His research focuses on the ways agriculture and the economy imprint upon the evolution and spread of pathogens. He has studied the evolution and spread of influenza, the social geography of HIV/AIDS, the emergence of Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus out of Ugandan prehistory, and the evolution of infection life history in response to antivirals. author of the forthcoming book Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science You can find updates about his work on his blog, Farming Pathogens.