Bio-Crime project organised a series of School's health prevention activities for more than 700 children in 6 countries. Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Mauritius and Japan school's have been involved.
Zoonoses: diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans are defined as zoonoses. The spread of these diseases in the human population is often linked to human activity, and the illegal trade of pet animals is an important route of transmission of zoonoses. Families with children are often the final buyers of pets coming from the illegal market. The risk of zoonotic transmission is real, but prevention strategies will reduce the potential for transmission.
Reference persons: Paolo Zambotto and Giulia Morosetti.
Robert-Havemann-Gymnasium - Berlin-Karow (D). Steven Seet and his collaborators from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research are running the Bio-crime school classroom program in Berlin at the following schools.
The Jiyugakuen Elementary School recently joined the school classroom programs of the Bio-crime project. Contact persons: Prof. Toshiya Matsushima and Dr. Takahashi-sensei, President of Jiyugakuen School (Japan).