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Wildlife and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: The Biology, Circumstances and Consequences of Cross-Species Transmission

Part of the book series: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 315)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. The Evolutionary Genetics of Viral Emergence

    • E. C. Holmes, A. J. Drummond
    Pages 51-66
  3. Influenza Viruses in Animal Wildlife Populations

    • R. J. Webby, R. G. Webster, Jürgen A. Richt
    Pages 67-83
  4. Overviews of Pathogen Emergence: Which Pathogens Emerge, When and Why?

    • S. Cleaveland, D. T. Haydon, L. Taylor
    Pages 85-111
  5. Infection and Disease in Reservoir and Spillover Hosts: Determinants of Pathogen Emergence

    • P. W. Daniels, K. Halpin, A. Hyatt, D. Middleton
    Pages 113-131
  6. Henipaviruses: Emerging Paramyxoviruses Associated with Fruit Bats

    • H. E. Field, John S. Mackenzie, P. Daszak
    Pages 133-159
  7. Emergence of Lyssaviruses in the Old World: The Case of Africa

    • L. H. Nel, C. E. Rupprecht
    Pages 161-193
  8. Emergence and Persistence of Hantaviruses

    • S. L. Klein, C. H. Calisher
    Pages 217-252
  9. Arenaviruses

    • J. P. Gonzalez, S. Emonet, X. de Lamballerie, R. Charrel
    Pages 253-288
  10. Bats, Civets and the Emergence of SARS

    • L. -F. Wang, B. T. Eaton
    Pages 325-344
  11. Ebolavirus and Other Filoviruses

    • E. Leroy, J. P. Gonzalez, X. Pourrut
    Pages 363-387
  12. Collaborative Research Approaches to the Role of Wildlife in Zoonotic Disease Emergence

    • P. Daszak, J. H. Epstein, A. M. Kilpatrick, A. A. Aguirre, W. B. Karesh, A. A. Cunningham
    Pages 463-475
  13. Surveillance and Response to Disease Emergence

    • Angela Merianos
    Pages 477-509

About this book

Wildlife and the zoonotic pathogens they reservoir are the source of most emerging infectious diseases of humans. AIDS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, SARS, Monkeypox and the human ehrlichioses are a few examples of the devastating effect achieved by cross-species transmission of viral and bacterial pathogens of wildlife. Many factors contribute to the appearance and spread of a pathogen, including; changes in host/pathogen evolution and interaction, human demographics, behavior and technology, environmental factors, and the availability of health care and a public health infrastructure capable of providing surveillance and interventions aimed at disease prevention and control. Additionally, historical factors and the coalescence of particular circumstances modify the conditions by which pathogens and species have an opportunity to intermix, evolve and spread.

This volume provides an overview of zoonotic pathogen emergence with an emphasis on the role of wildlife. The first sections of the book explore the mechanisms by which evolution, biology, pathology, ecology, history, and current context have driven the emergence of different zoonotic agents, the next sections provide specific example of disease emergence linked to wildlife, and the final section offers an overview of current methods directed at the surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic pathogens at the level of the wildlife host and possible mechanisms to improve these activities. This book will be useful to microbiologists, ecologists, zoologists, entomologists as well as physicians and epidemiologists.

Keywords

  • Radiologieinformationssystem
  • arenaviruses
  • avian influenza
  • diagnostics
  • diseases
  • genetics
  • henipaviruses
  • infection
  • infectious
  • infectious disease
  • infectious disease modeling
  • population
  • prevention
  • tuberculosis
  • virus
  • infectious diseases

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Eco-Epidemiolog, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

    James E. Childs

  • Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

    John S. Mackenzie

  • Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center USDA, USA

    Jürgen A. Richt

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Wildlife and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: The Biology, Circumstances and Consequences of Cross-Species Transmission

  • Editors: James E. Childs, John S. Mackenzie, Jürgen A. Richt

  • Series Title: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70962-6

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-70961-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-08996-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-70962-6

  • Series ISSN: 0070-217X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-9965

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 524

  • Topics: Virology, Diseases, Tropical Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-70962-6
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Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)