2012 年 30 巻 p. 1-10
This study had two objectives. First, we examined the possibility of animal infectious diseases being caused by humans, clarifying specific links between anthropogenic changes to freshwater ecosystems and the emergence(or spread) of Koi Herpes Virus disease(KHVD). Second, we considered related ethical problems. We concluded that there is no ethical justification for the KHVD case from a utilitarian perspective. Furthermore, we should endeavor to promote precautionary environmental management to decrease the number and spread of animal(and human) infectious diseases.