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Illegal Wildlife Trade: A gateway to zoonotic infectious diseases

Bezerra-Santos, M.A., Mendoza-Roldan, J.A., Thompson, R.C.A., Dantas-Torres, F. and Otranto, D. (2021) Illegal Wildlife Trade: A gateway to zoonotic infectious diseases. Trends in Parasitology, 37 (3). pp. 181-184.

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The illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is a criminal practice bringing several ecological and public health consequences, such as the spreading of zoonotic pathogens and/or the introduction of exotic species of animals into new geographical areas. Here, we discuss potential risks of IWT on the spreading and emergence of zoonotic pathogens.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2021 Elsevier Ltd.
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