Inadequate carcass disposal of diseased animals

Other Names:
Undisposed dead animals

Certain very virulent diseases, including anthrax, Newcastle disease, foot-and-mouth disease, and rinderpest, may be transmitted through inadequate disposal of infected carcasses. Carcass disposal methods include incineration and burial in quick-lime, and if this is adequately done, there should be no risk of infection. However, when the disease has affected wild animals, it may be difficult to find carcasses before they are eaten by carrion birds or other animals which may then themselves become carriers of the disease; this happens most frequently in the case of anthrax and rinderpest.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST