Ebola Feasibility Study

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THE IMPACT OF EBOLA SCARE ON THE CONSUMPTION OF BUSHMEAT IN GHANA-EVIDENCE FROM KUMASI METROPOLIS
INTRODUCTION
1.0 Introduction BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The term bush meat, also called wild meat and game meat, refers to meat from non-domesticated mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds hunted for food in tropical forest (Nasi et al 2008). They are basically meat that comes from wild animals captured in developing regions of the world such as Africa. Bush meat comes from avariety of wild animals, including bats, non-human primate (monkeys), cane rats (grasscutters), and duikers (antelopes).
Bush meat is widely consumed in Africa since malnutrition is a major concern in the region mainly due to limited access to protein and the predominance of starchy diets.
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