Community Epidemiology Framework for Classifying Disease Threats

  title={Community Epidemiology Framework for Classifying Disease Threats},
  author={A. G. Fenton and Amy B. Pedersen},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Recent evidence suggests that most parasites can infect multiple host species and that these are primarily responsible for emerging infectious disease outbreaks in humans and wildlife. However, the ecologic and evolutionary factors that constrain or facilitate such emergences are poorly understood. We propose a conceptual framework based on the pathogen's between- and within-species transmission rates to describe possible configurations of a multihost-pathogen community that may lead to disease… CONTINUE READING
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