Latest Zoonosis Stories
These are some of the findings presented in the annual report on the occurrence of diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animal and food.
New research has identified the banded mongoose as one of the biggest public health threats in Africa.
Despite the predictions of a popular theory, maintaining biodiversity in an ecosystem does not necessarily reduce the transmission of diseases from animals to humans, say researchers from the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment.
A simple new method better assesses the risks posed by emerging zoonotic viruses (those transmissible from animals to humans).
EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, released new research on Ebola virus in fruit bats in the peer reviewed journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, a monthly publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.