Urbanization and the ecology of wildlife diseases.

@article{Bradley2007UrbanizationAT,
  title={Urbanization and the ecology of wildlife diseases.},
  author={Catherine A. Bradley and Sonia Altizer},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={95-102}
}
Urbanization is intensifying worldwide, with two-thirds of the human population expected to reside in cities within 30 years. The role of cities in human infectious disease is well established, but less is known about how urban landscapes influence wildlife-pathogen interactions. Here, we draw on recent advances in wildlife epidemiology to consider how environmental changes linked with urbanization can alter the biology of hosts, pathogens and vectors. Although urbanization reduces the… CONTINUE READING
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