Researchers developed a framework to quantify the risk of zoonotic disease transmission in the Laos bushmeat system.
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.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases in people are zoonotic.
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.
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.
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.
This guide provides principles, best practices, and options to assist countries in achieving sustainable and functional collaboration at the human-animal-environment interface.
As global trade and travel expands, zoonotic diseases are increasingly posing concerns worldwide. To face these threats, collaboration, coordination, communication, and concerted action between different sectors are needed, using a multisectoral, One Health approach.
Scientists reported they have identified a receptor that lets bat flu viruses enter their host’s cells and cause infection. This receptor also exists on the cells of certain livestock and humans.
Bats are a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers have now shown.