A curious comparison came to my attention recently and I’m in dire need of any scientific research proven evidence to help me confirm a particular issue.
You see, knowing how many diseases us humans have, and how cutoff from nature we’ve become with civilization, I pretty much started wondering if the same amount of diseases could be applied to non-domesticated wild living animals. By non-domesticated, I also mean zoo animals, and wild animals living close to human areas with risk of exposure to man-made products.
Wild animals as far as I know are rife with parasites and infectious diseases, hence the problems that some countries have with the commercialization of wild game. However I do not have a list available. Try to see if some university with a vet school could help. But they are of course mainly concerned with the domesticated animals…
But I sense that you link our the human "cut-offness" with nature with an increase in disease, and would like to remind you that in general the human species has never been as healthy as it is now.