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Global trends in emerging infectious diseases
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are a significant burden on global economies and public health. Their emergence is thought to be driven largely by socio-economic, environmental and ecologicalExpand
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Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.
Epidermal changes caused by a chytridiomycete fungus (Chytridiomycota; Chytridiales) were found in sick and dead adult anurans collected from montane rain forests in Queensland (Australia) and PanamaExpand
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Bats Are Natural Reservoirs of SARS-Like Coronaviruses
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged in 2002 to 2003 in southern China. The origin of its etiological agent, the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), remains elusive. Here we report that speciesExpand
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Isolation and characterization of a bat SARS-like coronavirus that uses the ACE2 receptor
The 2002–3 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) was one of the most significant public health events in recent history. An ongoing outbreak of Middle EastExpand
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Emerging Infectious Diseases and Amphibian Population Declines
We review recent research on the pathology, ecology, and biogeography of two emerging infectious wildlife diseases, chytridiomycosis and ranaviral disease, in the context of host-parasite populationExpand
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Emerging infectious diseases of plants: pathogen pollution, climate change and agrotechnology drivers.
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose threats to conservation and public health. Here, we apply the definition of EIDs used in the medical and veterinary fields to botany and highlight a series ofExpand
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Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases
Current unprecedented declines in biodiversity reduce the ability of ecological communities to provide many fundamental ecosystem services. Here we evaluate evidence that reduced biodiversity affectsExpand
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Host heterogeneity dominates West Nile virus transmission
Heterogeneity in host populations and communities can have large effects on the transmission and control of a pathogen. In extreme cases, a few individuals give rise to the majority of secondaryExpand
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Infectious disease and amphibian population declines
Abstract. A series of recent papers have implicated pathogens and parasites in amphibian population declines. Here, we review evidence on the link between infectious disease and amphibian populationExpand
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in Bats, Saudi Arabia
The source of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus remains unknown. Molecular investigation indicated that bats in Saudi Arabia are infected with severalExpand
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