Erratum Unfortunately, the original version of this article  contained an error. The name of the author Fiona O'Rourke was incorrectly spelt as Fiona O´Rourke. The correct spelling is included here, and has been updated in the original article.
Infectious diseases remain a remarkable health threat for humans and animals. In the past, the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of infectious agents affecting humans and animals have mostly been investigated in separate studies. However, it is evident, that combined approaches are needed to understand geographical distribution, transmission and… (More)