Articles for category "Zoonotic Diseases"


01 Apr 2022 · Publication · Zoonotic Diseases

An Article by Working Group on Zoonotic Diseases Published

An article by the Working Group on Zoonotic Diseases is published in Zoonoses Volume 2 recently. The article is titled as "The Animal Origin of Major Human Infectious Diseases: What Can Past Epidemics Teach Us About Preventing the Next Pandemic?".

Abstract

Emerging infectious diseases are one of the greatest public health challenges. Approximately three-quarters of these diseases are of animal origin. These diseases include classical zoonoses maintained in humans only via transmission from other vertebrates (e.g., rabies) and those initiated by a successful one-off zoonotic event (host-switch) in conjunction with efficient human-to-human transmission (e.g., H1N1 influenza). Here, we provide a systematic review, in conjunction with a meta-analysis and spatial risk modeling, to identify the major characteristics of past epidemics of animal origin and predict areas with high future disease emergence risk. Countermeasures against future pandemics of animal origin must focus on several key mechanisms. First, the eco-epidemiological contexts favoring spillover events must be clearly establish. Second, pathogen surveillance must be scaled up, particularly in taxa and/or eco-geographic areas with high disease emergence risk. Third, successful spillover risk must be mitigated through proactive strategies to interrupt animal-to-human transmission chains. Fourth, to decrease epidemic potential and prevent epidemics from becoming pandemics, improved source identification and real-time spatial tracking of diseases are crucial. Finally, because pandemics do not respect international borders, enhancing international collaboration is critical to improving preparedness and response.

Key words: disease ecology, emerging infectious disease, pathogen, parasite, zoonoses

Article link here

DOI: 10.15212/ZOONOSES-2021-0028

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26 Apr 2021 · Supported Event · Event · Zoonotic Diseases · ISZS

Mini-symposium on Zoonotic Disease and 12th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology (ISIZ)

IUBS and the International Society of Zoonotic Sciences (ISZS) organise a Virtual Mini-symposium on Zoonotic Disease and 12th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology (ISIZ)  on 26th April 2021.

The theme of this program is to promote integrative studies on zoonotic diseases among scientists of different disciplines, so as to reveal the transmission pattern and dynamic of key zoonotic diseases which are imposing a high threat to humans. Serial mini-symposia (held on 26 April and 27 September 2021) are a part of the activities for the ISZS/IUBS Zoonotic Diseases Working Group.

The program is free and open to all.

Event video recording here.

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26 Apr 2021 · Supported Event · Event · Zoonotic Diseases · ISZS

Mini-symposium on Zoonotic Disease and 12th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology (ISIZ)

IUBS and the International Society of Zoonotic Sciences (ISZS) organise a Virtual Mini-symposium on Zoonotic Disease and 12th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology (ISIZ)  on 26th April 2021.

The theme of this program is to promote integrative studies on zoonotic diseases among scientists of different disciplines, so as to reveal the transmission pattern and dynamic of key zoonotic diseases which are imposing a high threat to humans. Serial mini-symposia (held on 26 April and 27 September 2021) are a part of the activities for the ISZS/IUBS Zoonotic Diseases Working Group.

The program is free and open to all.

Event video recording here.

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30 Jun 2020 · Zoonotic Diseases · ISZS

IUBS establishes a working group on Zoonotic Diseases

With the objectives to promote integrative studies on zoonotic diseases among scientists of different disciplines, so as to reveal the transmission pattern and dynamic of key zoonotic diseases which is imposing high threat to humans, to training young scientists and students in field of zoonotic diseases, and to provide advices or knowledge to governments and the public for disease prevention and control, IUBS announces the establishment of a working group on Zoonotic Diseases. The group is chaired by Dr Santiago Merino Rodriguez and Zhibin Zhang.

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20 Mar 2020 · Statement · Zoonotic Diseases

COVID-19: Time to reiterate our commitment to internationalisation of science

IUBS expresses its solidarity with all those medical specialists and scientists from around the world working round the clock to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to treat individuals who have been infected and to develop new drugs and vaccines and more importantly those who are providing essential services such as delivery of food, medicine, security etc. IUBS expresses condolences to those who have succumbed to the viral infection. 

In these difficult times, it is important that we all do our bit towards ameliorating the situation. Precaution without panic is the key, along with ensuring that only factually and scientifically correct information is circulated within our communities and society at large. 

Authentic and latest information by World Health Organization (WHO) about the COVID-19 pandemic is available here 

In this time of global crisis, IUBS reiterates its commitment to facilitate collaborations between biologists from across the world, free access to scientific information and democratisation of knowledge.

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