Public Health Threat of New, Reemerging, and Neglected Zoonoses in the Industrialized World

Cutler, Sally J. and Fooks, Anthony R. and van der Poel, Wim H.M. (2010) ‘Public Health Threat of New, Reemerging, and Neglected Zoonoses in the Industrialized World’, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(1), pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Microbiologic infections acquired from animals, known as zoonoses, pose a risk to public health. An estimated 60% of emerging human pathogens are zoonotic. Of these pathogens, >71% have wildlife origins. These pathogens can switch hosts by acquiring new genetic combinations that have altered pathogenic potential or by changes in behavior or socioeconomic, environmental, or ecologic characteristics of the hosts. We discuss causal factors that influence the dynamics associated with emergence or reemergence of zoonoses, particularly in the industrialized world, and highlight selected examples to provide a comprehensive view of their range and diversity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Cutler, Sally J. et al. (2010) ‘Public Health Threat of New, Reemerging, and Neglected Zoonoses in the Industrialized World’ Emerging Infectious Diseases 16 (1) 1-7.
Divisions: Schools > Health, Sports and Bioscience, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 09:37
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 12:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/673

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