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Type: Journal article
Title: Emerging infectious diseases in free-ranging wildlife-Australian zoo based wildlife hospitals contribute to national surveillance
Author: Cox-Witton, K.
Reiss, A.
Woods, R.
Grillo, V.
Baker, R.
Blyde, D.
Boardman, W.
Cutter, S.
Lacasse, C.
McCracken, H.
Pyne, M.
Smith, I.
Vitali, S.
Vogelnest, L.
Wedd, D.
Phillips, M.
Bunn, C.
Post, L.
Citation: PLoS One, 2014; 9(5):e95127-1-e95127-8
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 1932-6203
Editor: Woo, P.
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Keren Cox-Witton, Andrea Reiss, Rupert Woods, Victoria Grillo, Rupert T. Baker, David J. Blyde, Wayne Boardman, Stephen Cutter, Claude Lacasse, Helen McCracken, Michael Pyne, Ian Smith, Simone Vitali, Larry Vogelnest, Dion Wedd, Martin Phillips, Chris Bunn, Lyndel Post
Abstract: Emerging infectious diseases are increasingly originating from wildlife. Many of these diseases have significant impacts on human health, domestic animal health, and biodiversity. Surveillance is the key to early detection of emerging diseases. A zoo based wildlife disease surveillance program developed in Australia incorporates disease information from free-ranging wildlife into the existing national wildlife health information system. This program uses a collaborative approach and provides a strong model for a disease surveillance program for free-ranging wildlife that enhances the national capacity for early detection of emerging diseases.
Keywords: Animals
Animals, Domestic
Animals, Wild
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Hospitals, Animal
Public Health Surveillance
Rights: © 2014 Cox-Witton et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095127
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