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      Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife--threats to biodiversity and human health.

      Science (New York, N.Y.)

      Agriculture, Animals, Animals, Domestic, Animals, Wild, Climate, Communicable Diseases, epidemiology, etiology, transmission, veterinary, Conservation of Natural Resources, Disease Reservoirs, Zoonoses, Ecosystem, Humans

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          Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) of free-living wild animals can be classified into three major groups on the basis of key epizootiological criteria: (i) EIDs associated with "spill-over" from domestic animals to wildlife populations living in proximity; (ii) EIDs related directly to human intervention, via host or parasite translocations; and (iii) EIDs with no overt human or domestic animal involvement. These phenomena have two major biological implications: first, many wildlife species are reservoirs of pathogens that threaten domestic animal and human health; second, wildlife EIDs pose a substantial threat to the conservation of global biodiversity.

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