Special Issue "Wild Animals' Infectious Disease: The Wild–Domestic–Human Interface"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: Salmonella; Leptospira; antimicrobial resistance; wildlife; veterinary infectious diseases
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In the “One World—One Health” era, wildlife plays an important role. Indeed, many wild animals could be a reservoir of pathogens which affect humans and domestic animals. Moreover, migratory animals, especially birds, and those exported/imported for human activity could carry infectious agents in new geographic areas. Furthermore, wild animals could be the source of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. In recent years, in many parts of the world, the diffusion of extensive breeding has promoted contact between wild and domestic animals and the spreading of pathogens in both senses. Moreover, the constant modification of ecosystems and wildlife habitats has pushed a constantly increasing number of animal species toward urban or periurban areas, increasing the possibility for direct or indirect contacts between wildlife and humans.
The topic of this Special Issue is investigating the role of wildlife in the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Works reporting the evidence of wild animals as a source of infection for humans or domestic animals are the main goal of this issue. Investigations on the presence and diffusion of infectious disease in wildlife are of high interest. Reports of disease affecting wild animals and surveillance studies focused on antimicrobial-resistant bacteria diffusion in wildlife are also accepted.
Dr. Fabrizio Bertelloni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- infectious diseases
- wild animals
- domestic animals
- antimicrobial resistance