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Chapter 6 : Outbreaks of Multisystem Zoonoses and Vector-Borne Diseases

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Prevention of zoonoses requires separating the human population from the animal disease reservoir. As populations continue to grow and human habitation pushes into more and more natural environments, exposure to rodents and other wild animals increases. In urban areas with limited public services, accumulation of waste provides rodents with food and habitats, leading to zoonotic disease outbreaks. Vector-borne diseases are prevented by controlling the population of insects or other arthropod vectors that transmit the disease. Worldwide, the lack of resources devoted to public health in many underdeveloped countries has resulted in several vector-borne diseases being among the top 10 killers. Several multisystem zoonoses are caused by pathogens that are among the nation’s top concerns as bioterrorism agents. , , , , and are all category A biological agents—those that are considered the most dangerous potential bioweapons. Outbreaks of these pathogens may indicate the intentional release of a bioterrorism agent and must be thoroughly investigated. A section is dedicated to reference material for outbreak-causing multisystem zoonotic and vector-borne pathogens. The chapter talks about various outbreaks, including typhus, encephalitis, yellow fever, and leptospirosis. Each outbreak is explained in detail and the information concludes with questions and student activity.

Citation: Anderson R. 2006. Outbreaks of Multisystem Zoonoses and Vector-Borne Diseases, p 181-214. In Outbreak. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816322.ch6
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Selected outbreak-causing multisystem zoonotic and vector-borne pathogens

Citation: Anderson R. 2006. Outbreaks of Multisystem Zoonoses and Vector-Borne Diseases, p 181-214. In Outbreak. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816322.ch6

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