Risk of Importing Zoonotic Diseases through Wildlife Trade, United States

@inproceedings{Pavlin2009RiskOI,
  title={Risk of Importing Zoonotic Diseases through Wildlife Trade, United States},
  author={Boris Igor Pavlin and Lisa M. Schloegel and Peter Daszak},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
The United States is the world's largest wildlife importer, and imported wild animals represent a potential source of zoonotic pathogens. Using data on mammals imported during 2000-2005, we assessed their potential to host 27 selected risk zoonoses and created a risk assessment that could inform policy making for wildlife importation and zoonotic disease surveillance. A total of 246,772 mammals in 190 genera (68 families) were imported. The most widespread agents of risk zoonoses were rabies… CONTINUE READING