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Synanthropy of wild mammals as a determinant of emerging infectious diseases in the Asian-Australasian region

McFarlane, Rosemary; Sleigh, Adrian; McMichael, Anthony

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Humans create ecologically simplified landscapes that favour some wildlife species, but not others. Here, we explore the possibility that those species that tolerate or do well in human-modified environments, or 'synanthropic' species, are predominantly the hosts of zoonotic emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). We do this using global wildlife conservation data and wildlife host information extracted from systematically reviewed emerging infectious disease literature. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68007
Source: EcoHealth
DOI: 10.1007/s10393-012-0763-9

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