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Biodiversity and leptospirosis risk: A case of pathogen regulation?

Derne, Bonnie T; Fearnley, Emily; Lau, Colleen L; Paynter, Stuart; Weinstein, Philip


Well balanced ecosystems have an essential role in disease regulation, and consequently their correct functioning is increasingly recognised as imperative for maintaining human health. Disruptions to ecosystems have been found to increase the risk of several diseases, including Hantavirus, Lyme disease, Ross River virus, malaria and Ciguatera fish poisoning. Leptospirosis is a globally important emerging zoonosis, caused by spirochaete bacteria, borne by many mammalian hosts, and also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Hypotheses
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.05.009


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