EcoHealth

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 408–411

Effective Coordination and Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Wildlife Populations

  • Alex Hyatt
  • A. Alonso Aguirre
  • Martyn Jeggo
  • Rupert Woods
Forum

Abstract

A transdisciplinary, One Health approach is proposed for the coordination of wildlife health diagnostics, research, and policy development. In some countries, considerable effort has been made to establish specific activities including surveillance and integration of wildlife health within diagnostic and research laboratories. We suggest that some of these activities can be improved and many countries still require national structures to deal with wildlife disease investigation and management. We also suggest that scientists in this field should actively engage with national and international organizations and conferences to influence the development of policy, diagnostics, research, and management of emerging wildlife diseases.

Keywords

wildlife health wildlife disease capacity building ecohealth surveillance One Health 

References

  1. Karesh WB, Cook RA. (2005). The human–animal link. Foreign Affairs 84:38-50.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Kuiken T, Ryser-Degiorgis MP, Gavier-Widén D, Gortázar C. (2011). Establishing a European network for wildlife health surveillance. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz 30:755-761.Google Scholar
  3. Kuiken T, Leighton FA, Fouchier RAM, LeDuc JW, Peiris JSM, et al. (2005). Pathogen surveillance in animals. Science 309:1680-1681.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Voyles J, Kilpatrick AM, Collins JP, Fisher MC, Frick WF, et al. (2014) Moving Beyond Too Little, Too Late: Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in Wild Populations Requires International Policy and Partnerships. EcoHealth DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0980-5 PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© International Association for Ecology and Health 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Hyatt
    • 1
  • A. Alonso Aguirre
    • 2
  • Martyn Jeggo
    • 3
  • Rupert Woods
    • 4
  1. 1.Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)CSIROGeelongAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Science and PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious DiseasesDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia
  4. 4.Wildlife Health AustraliaMosmanAustralia

Personalised recommendations