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Wildlife and emerging zoonotic diseases

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction: Conceptualizing and Partitioning the Emergence Process of Zoonotic Viruses from Wildlife to Humans
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    Chapter 2 Infectious Disease Modeling and the Dynamics of Transmission
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    Chapter 3 The Evolutionary Genetics of Viral Emergence
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    Chapter 4 Influenza Viruses in Animal Wildlife Populations
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    Chapter 5 Overviews of Pathogen Emergence: Which Pathogens Emerge, When and Why?
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    Chapter 6 Infection and Disease in Reservoir and Spillover Hosts: Determinants of Pathogen Emergence
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    Chapter 7 Henipaviruses: emerging paramyxoviruses associated with fruit bats.
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    Chapter 8 Emergence of Lyssaviruses in the Old World: The Case of Africa
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    Chapter 9 Tuberculosis: A Reemerging Disease at the Interface of Domestic Animals and Wildlife
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    Chapter 10 Emergence and Persistence of Hantaviruses
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    Chapter 11 Arenaviruses
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    Chapter 12 Ecological Havoc, the Rise of White-Tailed Deer, and the Emergence of Amblyomma americanum-Associated Zoonoses in the United States
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    Chapter 13 Bats, civets and the emergence of SARS.
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    Chapter 14 Poxviruses and the Passive Quest for Novel Hosts
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    Chapter 15 Ebolavirus and Other Filoviruses
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    Chapter 16 Pre-spillover Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: What Are the Targets and What Are the Tools?
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    Chapter 17 Impediments to Wildlife Disease Surveillance, Research, and Diagnostics
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    Chapter 18 Collaborative Research Approaches to the Role of Wildlife in Zoonotic Disease Emergence
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    Chapter 19 Surveillance and Response to Disease Emergence
Attention for Chapter 13: Bats, civets and the emergence of SARS.
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Chapter title
Bats, civets and the emergence of SARS.
Chapter number 13
Book title
Wildlife and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: The Biology, Circumstances and Consequences of Cross-Species Transmission
Published in
Current topics in microbiology and immunology, September 2007
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-70962-6_13
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-54-070961-9, 978-3-54-070962-6

Wang LF, Eaton BT, L. -F. Wang, B. T. Eaton, Wang, L. -F., Eaton, B. T.


Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was the first pandemic transmissible disease of previously unknown aetiology in the twenty-first century. Early epidemiologic investigations suggested an animal origin for SARS-CoV. Virological and serological studies indicated that masked palm civets ( Paguma larvata), together with two other wildlife animals, sampled from a live animal market were infected with SARS-CoV or a closely related virus. Recently, horseshoe bats in the genus Rhinolophus have been identified as natural reservoir of SARS-like coronaviruses. Here, we review studies by different groups demonstrating that SARS-CoV succeeded in spillover from a wildlife reservoir (probably bats) to human population via an intermediate host(s) and that rapid virus evolution played a key role in the adaptation of SARS-CoVs in at least two nonreservoir species within a short period.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 <1%
India 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
United Arab Emirates 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 360 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 64 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 12%
Student > Bachelor 44 12%
Student > Master 41 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 8%
Other 66 17%
Unknown 89 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 120 32%
Environmental Science 43 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 40 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 16 4%
Other 41 11%
Unknown 95 25%

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