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

Emerging infectious diseases are a key threat to public health and the majority are caused by zoonotic pathogens. Here we discuss new collaborative approaches to understanding the process of zoonotic disease emergence that link veterinary medicine, public health, and ecological approaches: conservation medicine and one health. We demonstrate how studies on the underlying drivers of disease emergence (bushmeat hunting, wildlife trade, and deforestation) can provide ways to model, predict, and ultimately prevent zoonotic disease emergence and spread.


West Nile Virus Zoonotic Disease Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Emerg Infect Zoonotic Pathogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Daszak
    • 1
  • J. H. Epstein
    • 1
  • A. M. Kilpatrick
    • 1
  • A. A. Aguirre
    • 2
  • W. B. Karesh
    • 2
  • A. A. Cunningham
    • 3
  1. 1.Consortium for Conservation MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Wildlife TrustNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Institute of ZoologyLondonUK

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