Emerging Zoonoses: Eco-Epidemiology, Involved Mechanisms and Public Health Implications

Edited by A. Rubén Bueno-Marí, Paulo Gouveia Almeida and Juan Carlos Navarro
Published in: Frontiers in Public Health, June 201

250 pp. 29.3 MB

Zoonoses are currently considered as one of the most important threats for Public Health worldwide. Zoonoses can be defined as any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from vertebrate or invertebrate animals to humans and vice-versa. Approximately 75% of recently emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are diseases of animal origin; approximately 60% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. All types of potential pathogenic agents, including viruses, parasites, bacteria and fungi, can cause these zoonotic infections. The aim of this Research Topic is to cover all related fields with zoonoses, including basic and applied researches, approaches to control measures, explanations of new theories or observations, opinion articles, reviews, etc.

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