Ecological Research

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 1011–1016 | Cite as

Environment–KHV–carp–human linkage as a model for environmental diseases

  • Zen’ichiro Kawabata
  • Toshifumi Minamoto
  • Mie N. Honjo
  • Kimiko Uchii
  • Hiroki Yamanaka
  • Alata A. Suzuki
  • Yukihiro Kohmatsu
  • Kota Asano
  • Tomoaki Itayama
  • Tomoaki Ichijo
  • Koji Omori
  • Noboru Okuda
  • Masayuki Kakehashi
  • Masao Nasu
  • Kazuaki Matsui
  • Masatomi Matsuoka
  • Hainan Kong
  • Teruhiko Takahara
  • Deyi Wu
  • Ryuji Yonekura
Special Feature: Note and Comment Environmental change, pathogens and human linkages

Abstract

To predict outbreaks of infectious disease and to prevent epidemics, it is essential not only to conduct pathological studies but also to understand the interactions between the environment, pathogen, host and humans that cause and spread infectious diseases. Outbreaks of mass mortality in carp caused by Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3), formerly known as koi herpesvirus (KHV), disease have occurred worldwide since the late 1990s. We proposed an environment–KHV–carp–human linkage as a conceptual model for “environmental diseases” and specify research subjects that might be necessary to construct and shape this linkage.

Keywords

Environmental disease Koi herpesvirus Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 Common carp Cyprinus carpio carpio Environment–pathogen–host–human linkage 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank our collaborators for their support in various ways. We also thank all the speakers and participants for the international symposium, “Environmental Change, Pathogens, and Human Linkages” held at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in June 2008. We also thank freshwaterBIODIVERSITY, DIVERSITAS, an international program of biodiversity science, for their involving in discussion on infectious diseases in aquatic ecosystems. This research is supported by RIHN as one of the RIHN projects.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zen’ichiro Kawabata
    • 1
  • Toshifumi Minamoto
    • 1
  • Mie N. Honjo
    • 1
  • Kimiko Uchii
    • 1
  • Hiroki Yamanaka
    • 1
  • Alata A. Suzuki
    • 1
  • Yukihiro Kohmatsu
    • 1
  • Kota Asano
    • 2
  • Tomoaki Itayama
    • 3
  • Tomoaki Ichijo
    • 7
  • Koji Omori
    • 4
  • Noboru Okuda
    • 5
  • Masayuki Kakehashi
    • 6
  • Masao Nasu
    • 7
  • Kazuaki Matsui
    • 8
  • Masatomi Matsuoka
    • 9
  • Hainan Kong
    • 10
  • Teruhiko Takahara
    • 1
  • Deyi Wu
    • 10
  • Ryuji Yonekura
    • 11
  1. 1.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Human and Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.National Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukubaJapan
  4. 4.Center for Marine Environmental StudiesEhime UniversityMatsuyamaJapan
  5. 5.Center for Ecological ResearchKyoto UniversityShigaJapan
  6. 6.Graduate School of Health ScienceHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  7. 7.Graduate School of Pharmaceutical SciencesOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan
  8. 8.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKinki UniversityHigashiosakaJapan
  9. 9.Asahi Fishery CooperativeShigaJapan
  10. 10.School of Environment Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  11. 11.Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Freshwater Fish and Aquatic EnvironmentsKakamigaharaJapan

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