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.
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.
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.
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.