Infections at the animal/human interface: shifting the paradigm from emergency response to prevention at source.

@article{Heymann2013InfectionsAT,
  title={Infections at the animal/human interface: shifting the paradigm from emergency response to prevention at source.},
  author={David L. Heymann and Mathew Dixon},
  journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={366},
  pages={207-15}
}
The majority of emerging infectious diseases have their source in animals, and emergence occurs at the human/animal interface, when infections in animals breech the species barrier to infect humans, the population in which they are often first identified. The response is frequently characterized by a series of emergency activities to contain and manage the infection in human populations, and at the same time to identify the source of the infection in nature. If infection is found to have a… CONTINUE READING