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Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: One health, spillover and human activity

Thompson, R.C.A. (2013) Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: One health, spillover and human activity. International Journal for Parasitology, 43 (12-13). pp. 1079-1088.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2013.06.007
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Abstract

This review examines parasite zoonoses and wildlife in the context of the One Health triad that encompasses humans, domestic animals, wildlife and the changing ecosystems in which they live. Human (anthropogenic) activities influence the flow of all parasite infections within the One Health triad and the nature and impact of resulting spillover events are examined. Examples of spillover from wildlife to humans and/or domestic animals, and vice versa, are discussed, as well as emerging issues, particularly the need for parasite surveillance of wildlife populations. Emphasis is given to Trypanosoma cruzi and related species in Australian wildlife, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Giardia, Baylisascaris, Toxoplasma and Leishmania.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2013 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17245
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