Article Text

PDF

Emerging zoonotic epidemics in the interconnected global community
  1. E. P. J. Gibbs, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS1
  1. 1Professor of Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

Abstract

The rate at which epidemics of zoonotic disease in humans have surfaced over the past 25 years has shaken – some would say shattered – the assumption that zoonotic diseases are under control, says Paul Gibbs. In this review he analyses the global factors that have led to the increased emergence of zoonotic diseases, sketches several recent epidemics (and where relevant, their relationship to bioterrorism), discusses the lessons learned, and concludes by outlining an agenda for action

Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Footnotes

    • • This article is based on the Wooldridge Memorial Lecture given by Professor Gibbs at this year’s BVA Congress, held at the Royal Society of Medicine from September 30 to October 1. While it attempts to be global in scope, the perspective inevitably draws upon the experience of the author in living both in the UK and the USA, strengthened by visits to many of the countries from which the diseases discussed in the review have emerged

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.