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Infectious diseases and the illegal wildlife trade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19120165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We provide a compilation of pathogens directly associated with illegally traded wildlife. We find that these pathogens span the gamut of taxonomic origins, affect most vertebrate taxa, and can have negative consequences for human and animal health and the global economy. Significantly, published health assessments of illegally traded wild animals are extremely scarce, making the results of this survey an underestimation of the true extent of the problem. Concerted action aimed at preventing further negative health effects is warranted.
Authors:
Andrés Gómez; A Alonso Aguirre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1149     ISSN:  1749-6632     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Columbia University, New York, New York, USA. ag2112@caa.columbia.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Wild* / microbiology,  parasitology,  virology
Commerce*
Communicable Diseases / transmission*
Conservation of Natural Resources
Crime*
Humans
Risk Assessment
Zoonoses / transmission*

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