Killers on the farm

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Fears that bioterrorists could exploit pathogens emerging from livestock have led the US administration to seek $340 million for research on diseases that infect both animals and humans. “It’s about time,” says Tam Garland, an expert on these “zoonotic” diseases at Texas A&M University. Infections such as the Nipah virus, which spread from pigs to people in Malaysia last year (New Scientist, 3 April 1999, p 4),