Disease ecology and the global emergence of zoonotic pathogens.

  title={Disease ecology and the global emergence of zoonotic pathogens.},
  author={Bruce A. Wilcox and Duane J. Gubler},
  journal={Environmental health and preventive medicine},
  volume={10 5},
The incidence and frequency of epidemic transmission of zoonotic diseases, both known and newly recognized, has increased dramatically in the past 30 years. It is thought that this dramatic disease emergence is primarily the result of the social, demographic, and environmental transformation that has occurred globally since World War II. However, the causal linkages have not been elucidated. Investigating emerging zoonotic pathogens as an ecological phenomenon can provide significant insights… CONTINUE READING