African perspectives : modern complexities of emerging, re-emerging, and endemic zoonoses

Show simple item record Muzemil, Abdulazeez Fasanmi, Olubunmi Gabriel Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo 2019-06-12T08:50:45Z 2019-06-12T08:50:45Z 2018-12
dc.description.abstract Recent events have shown that public health, animal health and national economies have been threatened, globally, by the increased occurrence of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (ErEIDs) [1]. Specifically, land use change cum agricultural practices, surging human demographic, pathogen evolution (antimicrobial resistance), failure of public health systems, global travel and more global interconnectedness in spatial and temporal dimensions have driven these threats [2]. Other aggravating factors include: ecological changes, incursion into previously uninhabited areas, changes in human behavior, environmental degradation, international trade, technology and industry, antimicrobial misuse, and deficiencies in public health infrastructure and decision-making [1-3]. Major ErEIDs − including zoonoses − have been reported in the last two decades including: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Hendra, Nipah, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1, H5N8 and H7N9 subtypes, West Nile fever, Pandemic H1N1 Influenza, Ebola virus disease (EVD) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Many of these diseases have been documented in Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Veterinary Tropical Diseases en_ZA
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dc.description.sponsorship Folorunso Oludayo Fasina is currently funded by the United States Agency for International Development through the grant number: OSRO/GLO/507/USA “Supporting the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health in Africa”. Olubunmi G. Fasanmi recently graduated from and was partially sponsored by the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Muzemil, A., Fasanmi, O.G. & Fasina, F.O. 2018, 'African perspectives : modern complexities of emerging, re-emerging, and endemic zoonoses', Journal of Global Health, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1-6. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.issn 2047-2986 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7189/johg.08.020310
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dc.publisher Edinburgh University Global Health Society en_ZA
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Public health systems en_ZA
dc.subject Zoonoses en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (ErEIDs) en_ZA
dc.title African perspectives : modern complexities of emerging, re-emerging, and endemic zoonoses en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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