Nonhuman primates are commonly imported from regions with a high prevalence of potentially zoonotic diseases
, such as tuberculosis and meliodosis, in humans and animals.
In addition, combined with outputs from epidemiological models, the CGE approach can accommodate the fact that zoonotic disease
and associated control initiatives will affect the economy and population health over time, and that the time profiles of costs and benefits will be sensitive to the sequence of events and interventions (Smith et al.
Serving as a bridge or mediator, NEHA would be able to not only offer expert technical advice regarding environmental sources of zoonotic disease
but also foster a worthy image for the public health workforce that has historically been the face of response in pandemic events such as the case of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009.
, or zoonoses, are diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans.
The goal of the research was to identify areas where better control of zoonotic diseases
would most benefit poor people.
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Sustaining global surveillance and response to emerging zoonotic diseases
Experts participating in the Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Conference in Cairo said that health officials need to coordinate with the media to avoid public panic and help control the spread of diseases.
The report outlines 12 recommendations as part of a plan to establish a comprehensive, global surveillance system to identify zoonotic disease
threats as early as possible.
Other examples of zoonotic diseases
included tuberculosis, smallpox, measles and Aids.
Tularemia is a zoonotic disease
caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, which has been identified as a potential biological threat agent.
Gill and Stone say studies such as this indicate the most effective method of reducing zoonoses in AIDS patients will be to provide information on the prevention of zoonotic disease
rather than through discouraging pet ownership.