Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife--threats to biodiversity and human health.

  title={Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife--threats to biodiversity and human health.},
  author={Peter Daszak and Andrew A Cunningham and Alex. D. Hyatt},
  volume={287 5452},
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) of free-living wild animals can be classified into three major groups on the basis of key epizootiological criteria: (i) EIDs associated with "spill-over" from domestic animals to wildlife populations living in proximity; (ii) EIDs related directly to human intervention, via host or parasite translocations; and (iii) EIDs with no overt human or domestic animal involvement. These phenomena have two major biological implications: first, many wildlife species… CONTINUE READING
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