Epidemiological Interaction at the Wildlife/ Livestock/Human Interface: Can We Anticipate Emerging Infectious Diseases in Their Hotspots? A Framework for Understanding Emerging Diseases Processes in Their Hot Spots

Caron, Alexandre and Morand, Serge and de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel Epidemiological Interaction at the Wildlife/ Livestock/Human Interface: Can We Anticipate Emerging Infectious Diseases in Their Hotspots? A Framework for Understanding Emerging Diseases Processes in Their Hot Spots. In: New Frontiers of Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases,. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 311-332.

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Abstract

Emerging infectious diseases’ hotspots have been identified as multi-host and multi-pathogen systems often characterized in tropical ecosystems by an extensive wildlife/domestic/human interface. The pathogen communities shared by the wild and domestic populations at this interface reflect the historical epidemiological interactions between them. In a research framework using recent community ecology, evolutionary biology and molecular biology advances, this information can be used to identify potential pathways for future pathogen spill-over initiating the emergence process. In other words, an understanding of the mechanisms of pathogen transmission in a specific ecosystem can provide an interaction network between host populations defined by nodes and edges and characterized by the frequency, intensity and direction of the interactions with a direct input for targeted disease surveillance.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Depositing User: Research Database Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 09:12
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 09:12
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/495

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