Non-native aquatic animals introductions have driven disease emergence in Europe

  title={Non-native aquatic animals introductions have driven disease emergence in Europe},
  author={Edmund J. Peeler and Birgit C. Oidtmann and Paul Johan Midtlyng and Laurence Miossec and Rodolphe Elie Gozlan},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
In this paper it is argued, using examples of disease emergence in aquatic animals in Europe, that the introduction of non-native species drives disease emergence by both extending the geographic range of parasites and pathogens and facilitating host-switching. Enteric red mouth disease and infectious haematopoietic necrosis of salmonids have extended their geographic range from North America to Europe with the import of live fish (Pimephales promelas) and rainbow trout eggs, respectively. Host… CONTINUE READING
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