Monkey

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Monkey

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 500 pounds.
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Unregulated movements of wild animals pose a serious risk to public health due to some of the animals in question being potential carriers of diseases, some of which can be fatally infectious for humans such as ebola, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)and monkey pox.
These include monkey pox, a highly infectious viral disease like smallpox which can be fatal, and cattle plague, the human equivalent of foot and mouth.
Wolfe found that the hunting and butchering of wild animals, particularly monkeys and apes, provides an important mechanism for the cross-species transmission of novel diseases such as Ebola, monkey pox, and possibly HIV Because of the transportation infrastructure provided by logging companies operating in tropical ecosystems, isolated outbreaks resulting from the hunting and butchering of wild animals have a new potential to spread globally.