Special Issue "Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014).
Prof. Dr. Philip H. Kass
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, 1089 Health Sciences Drive, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis,CA 95616, USA
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Interests: cancer research; quantitative epidemiology (companion animal, laboratory animal, primate); non-experimental inference; epidemiologic methodology and analysis; epidemiology of environmental hazards of animals and humans; companion animal epidemiology
With each passing year the world grows smaller and more dangerous. Environmental changes alter the ecology of pathogens and create new niches; global movement of animals allows the spread of diseases that mountain ranges, deserts, and oceans previously arrested; as growing human populations intrude on the dominions of animals, what they sometimes share besides habitat is far more insidious.
Companion animals strike an extraordinary balance in our lives, as both an interface to us and a conduit to the outside world. By co-sharing our living space, we manage to defeat what nature always intended: a healthy but distant respect for our species boundaries. We share our time, our food, our quarters, and our pathogens. Some, such as ringworm, are relatively benign. Others, like rabies, kill more than 50,000 people every year.
Thus the motivation for an issue of Animals devoted to the unique relationship of diseases shared between humans and their companion animals. Manuscripts of original research should advisedly address one of the following cogent and urgent topics and focus on population-level effects: the impact of such companion animal zoonotic diseases on human society; new strategies for disease control and prevention; and how environmental changes impact disease epidemiology and spread.
Prof. Dr. Philip H. Kass
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- companion animals
- global warming
- climate change
- disease ecology
- infectious disease