Emerging infectionsBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7535.245-a (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:245
- Imre Loefler, editor
- Nairobi Hospital Proceedings, Kenya
Perhaps there are still a few species of rats and mice more numerous than man, but there are certainly more humans than any other large mammals. If the propagation of one's species is a measure of evolutionary success, Homo sapiens is undoubtedly successful.
As space and energy are limited, the proliferation of one species is always at the expense of others. Not only have humans and their domestic stock displaced wildlife, their need …