, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 408–411 | Cite as

Effective Coordination and Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Wildlife Populations

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


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.


wildlife health wildlife disease capacity building ecohealth surveillance One Health 


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© 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

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