Pre-spillover Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: What Are the Targets and What Are the Tools?

  • James E. Childs
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 315)

The uneven standards of surveillance, human- or animal-based, for zoonotic diseases or pathogens maintained and transmitted by wildlife H R s, or even domestic species, is a global problem, readily apparent even within the United States, where investment in public health, including surveillance systems, has a long and enviable history. As of 2006, there appears to be little scientific, social, or political consensus that animalbased surveillance for zoonoses merits investment in international infrastructure, other than the fledgling efforts with avian influenza, or targeted nontraditional avenues of surveillance and research.


West Nile Virus Avian Influenza Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Rabies Virus Zoonotic Disease 
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  • James E. Childs
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  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Center for Eco-EpidemiologYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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