Special Issue "Wildlife Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: Wildlife Conservation; Ecology; Climate Change; Ecology and Evolution; Conservation; Conservation Biology; Biodiversity; Wildlife Ecology; Natural Resource Management; Invasive Species
As human populations grow and transform landscapes, contact with wildlife concurrently increases. Disease emergence has been an important consequence of this acceleration in interaction, with the majority of emerging infectious diseases in humans now arising from wildlife reservoirs. The recent coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is a stark reminder of the role that wildlife reservoirs play in public health. In fact, the wildlife–human interfaces are increasingly recognized as driving inter-species transmission between animals and subsequent potential spillover to humans, as they provide settings where wildlife and humans interact directly or indirectly. Given the intimate wildlife–human interface in many countries worldwide, wildlife species can represent key epidemiological links between humanized and natural areas.
We are now at an exciting and turning point where One Health can lead to a paradigm shift that will set the foundation to a more integrated and multidisciplinary action for addressing some of the major current challenges in infectious disease.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present recent research and reviews on the implications of wildlife–human interactions, exploring the role that wildlife plays in the emergence, maintenance, and dispersal of infectious diseases under the One Health framework, with the aim of stimulating interest, understanding, and exploration of this important subject.
Dr. Rita Tinoco Torres
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- One Health
- infectious diseases