Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Wildlife and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: The Biology, Circumstances and Consequences of Cross-Species Transmission

Editors: Childs, James E., Mackenzie, John S., Richt, Jürgen A.. (Eds.)

  • Surveys the processes of zoonotic viral emergence, host/virus interaction, and the role of biological transitions
  • Describes the stages of emergence of disease as transitions
  • Probes the circumstances by which evolution, biology, history, and current context converge to drive the emergence of different zoonotic agents
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Wildlife and the zoonotic pathogens they reservoir are the source of most emerging infectious diseases of humans. AIDS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, SARS, Monkeypox and the human ehrlichioses are a few examples of the devastating effect achieved by cross-species transmission of viral and bacterial pathogens of wildlife. Many factors contribute to the appearance and spread of a pathogen, including; changes in host/pathogen evolution and interaction, human demographics, behavior and technology, environmental factors, and the availability of health care and a public health infrastructure capable of providing surveillance and interventions aimed at disease prevention and control. Additionally, historical factors and the coalescence of particular circumstances modify the conditions by which pathogens and species have an opportunity to intermix, evolve and spread.

This volume provides an overview of zoonotic pathogen emergence with an emphasis on the role of wildlife. The first sections of the book explore the mechanisms by which evolution, biology, pathology, ecology, history, and current context have driven the emergence of different zoonotic agents, the next sections provide specific example of disease emergence linked to wildlife, and the final section offers an overview of current methods directed at the surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic pathogens at the level of the wildlife host and possible mechanisms to improve these activities. This book will be useful to microbiologists, ecologists, zoologists, entomologists as well as physicians and epidemiologists.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Conceptualizing and Partitioning the Emergence Process of Zoonotic Viruses from Wildlife to Humans

    Senior Research Scientist James E. Childs, Veterinary Medical Officer Jürgen A. Richt, Professor John S. Mackenzie

    Pages 1-31

  • Infectious Disease Modeling and the Dynamics of Transmission

    L. A. Real, R. Biek

    Pages 33-49

  • The Evolutionary Genetics of Viral Emergence

    E. C. Holmes, A. J. Drummond

    Pages 51-66

  • Overviews of Pathogen Emergence: Which Pathogens Emerge, When and Why?

    S. Cleaveland, D. T. Haydon, L. Taylor

    Pages 85-111

  • Henipaviruses: Emerging Paramyxoviruses Associated with Fruit Bats

    H. E. Field, Professor John S. Mackenzie, P. Daszak

    Pages 133-159

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wildlife and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: The Biology, Circumstances and Consequences of Cross-Species Transmission
Editors
  • James E. Childs
  • John S. Mackenzie
  • Jürgen A.. Richt
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
315
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-70962-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-70962-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-70961-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08996-1
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 524
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