WHO highlighted the risk of direct transmission of emerging infectious diseases to humans who come in contact with bodily fluids of an infected animal, and cited the additional risk of picking it up in places where such animals are housed or locations that could have been contaminated with such viruses.
Globally, traditional markets can play a central role in providing food and livelihoods for large populations, WHO said in a statement. However, Banning the sale of the animals can protect people's health both those working there and those shopping there.
WHO joined with the World Organisation for Animal Health and the UN environment programme in its analysis leading to the new recommendations.
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