zoonotic disease

Submitted by [email protected] on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:00 PM

The Guardian article provides a summary of the major outbreaks that have been linked to industrial farming.

Content Source: The Guardian

Content Author: Tom Levitt

Submitted by [email protected] on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:00 PM

Researchers analyzed samples of bushmeat in the Western Serengeti in Tanzania, and identified several groups of bacteria, many of which contain the species that cause diseases such as anthrax, brucellosis and Q fever.

Content Source: Penn State

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:00 PM

The One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization workshop produced a list of eight endemic and emerging diseases ranked according to epidemic and pandemic potential, risk for introduction, or increase in transmission within the US. 

Content Source: Infectious Disease Adviser

Content Author: Ben Patterson

Submitted by [email protected] on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:00 PM

A  recent comprehensive study of the international wildlife trade found almost one in five vertebrates that live on land are traded on wildlife markets.  This is a greater proportion than previously thought.  This international wildlife trade could have an impact on the transmission of zoonotic diseases. 


Content Source: Nature

Content Author: Giorgia Guglielmi

Submitted by [email protected] on Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00 PM

Researchers developed a framework to quantify the risk of zoonotic disease transmission in the Laos bushmeat system.

Content Source: Food Safety News

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:00 PM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with its partners released the a collaborative report listing the top zoonotic diseases of national concern for the US.

Content Source: Infection Control Today

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:00 PM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases in people are zoonotic.

Content Source: Drovers

Content Author: John Maday

Submitted by [email protected] on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:00 PM

The reservoirs of ebolaviruses have remained enigmatic, though fruit bats have been implicated and demonstrated as the reservoir for related Marburg virus. Last year a sixth ebolavirus species, Bombali virus, was found in saliva and faeces from bats in Sierra Leone.

Content Source: University of Helsinki

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:00 PM

A disease jumping from a buffalo to a cow is making a short evolutionary jump, and is less likely to be fatal. A disease jumping from a buffalo to a cat involves a larger evolutionary jump and a higher chance of death. Luckily, this lethality may cause the disease to spread poorly amongst its new hosts.

Content Source: University of British Columbia

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00 PM

In December 2017, a dog that had pneumonic plague was brought to a veterinary teaching hospital in northern Colorado. Several factors, including signalment, season, imaging, and laboratory findings, contributed to delayed diagnosis and resulted in potential exposure of >116 persons and 46 concurrently hospitalized animals to Yersinia pestis.

Content Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Content Author: Paula A. Schaffer, Stephanie A. Brault, Connor Hershkowitz