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Diseases that link animals and humans

by Gwenaël Vourc’h (author), François Moutou (author), Serge Morand (author), Elsa Jourdain (author)
Collection: Enjeux sciences
december 2022

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DOI : 10.35690/978-2-7592-3654-1

Animals are all around us. We overlap with them in environments across the globe, which leads to myriad interactions, including shared infectious and parasitic diseases.
Such diseases, known as zoonoses, are the focus of this book. Within its pages, the authors describe the nature and transmission of zoonoses, discuss the diseases of greatest concern, detail different protective measures, and examine the factors responsible for zoonosis emergence and evolution.
This work encourages readers to delve deeper into the world of animals and microbes that surrounds us. It presents knowledge we must possess to better protect ourselves and, more importantly, to adopt a more holistic approach to our relationships with animals and the living world.

This book is available in French : Les zoonoses

Table of contents


Defining Zoonoses

Causes of Zoonoses
Disease Reservoirs
From One Species to Another: Host Specificity, Species Jumps, Barriers, Filters, and Other Concerns
From Exposure to Infection
Diagnosis and Screening
Course of Infection

History and Dynamics of Zoonoses
Historical Forces Behind Zoonoses
Transmission of Zoonoses
Major Zoonoses by Host Taxon

Some examples of zoonoses
Bacterial Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance
Zoonotic Protozoa and Worms
Viral Zoonoses
Prion Zoonoses

Preventing and Living with Zoonoses
Prevention and Treatment at the Individual Scale
Promoting Veterinary Public Health at the Collective Scale

Limiting Zoonosis Emergence: a Collective Global Responsibility
Lessons from the Anthropocene
Defining Zoonosis Emergence
Detecting New Zoonoses
Are Zoonoses Becoming More Frequent ?
Role of Biodiversity
Role of Farm Animals and Pets
Land Use Change
Climate Change

Conclusions: What Comes Next ?

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Language(s): English

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Enjeux sciences

Published: 12 december 2022

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759236541

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759236558

DOI eBook [PDF] : 10.35690/978-2-7592-3654-1

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 168

Interior: Black & white

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02869NUM

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02869EPB

Size: 5,5 Mo (PDF), 2,7 Mo (ePub)

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