The virologist noted that zoonotic diseases were rapidly making head way among re-emerging diseases globally, adding that it was pertinent to promptly address the issue and curtail rise.
“For zoonotic diseases to be tackled, there should be continuous wild life surveillance for new and existing diseases.
“There is also the need to institute infection prevention and control measures in wildlife parks.
“There is need to also have laboratories with the capacity for disease diagnosis and genetic mapping for molecular mapping of genes of importance,’’ he said.
The virologist further called for the strengthening of research and vaccine production, as well as mapping of forest, game reserve and parks. (NAN)