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Special Issue "Animal Sentinels for Diseases and Environmental Pollution"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016).
2 Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
3 Center for One Health Research (COHR), 1959 NE Pacific Street, F551 Health Sciences Center, Box 357234, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Interests: zoonoses; diseases of animal workers; zoonotic influenza infections; emerging infectious disease; animal sentinels of environmental health hazards; noise and hearing loss
2 Global One Health Solutions, Tallahassee, FL 32317, USA
3 One Health Initiative
Interests: One Health; zoonoses; food safety; environmental health
Global environmental factors, including population increases, climate change, habitat destruction, and agricultural practices are driving disease emergence (due to both toxic and infectious agents) in both human and animal populations. Due to their increased environmental exposures, susceptibility, and shorter latency for many environmentally induced effects, wild and domestic animals, like the “canary in the coal mine” may act as “sentinels” for environmental health hazards. In addition, humans may serve as sentinels for animal health in some situations. Despite such phenomena, routine communication between human and animal health professionals regarding possible sentinel health events rarely takes place. This issue will explore different aspects of the animal sentinel concept, including how One Health efforts can improve surveillance and management of sentinel events across species.
Prof. Dr. Peter M. Rabinowitz
Dr. Lisa A. Conti
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- animal sentinel
- sentinel surveillance
- animal models
- environmental monitoring
- communicable disease epidemiology