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Increasing risks for emerging infectious diseases within a rapidly changing High Asia

Mishra, Charudutt and Samelius, Gustaf and Khanyari, Munib and Srinivas, Prashanth Nuggehalli and Low, Matthew and Esson, Carol and Venkatachalam, Suri and Johansson, Örjan (2022). Increasing risks for emerging infectious diseases within a rapidly changing High Asia. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment. 51 :3 , 494-507
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Abstract

The cold and arid mountains and plateaus of High Asia, inhabited by a relatively sparse human population, a high density of livestock, and wildlife such as the iconic snow leopard Panthera uncia, are usually considered low risk for disease outbreaks. However, based on current knowledge about drivers of disease emergence, we show that High Asia is rapidly developing conditions that favor increased emergence of infectious diseases and zoonoses. This is because of the existing prevalence of potentially serious pathogens in the system; intensifying environmental degradation; rapid changes in local ecological, socio-ecological, and socio-economic factors; and global risk intensifiers such as climate change and globalization. To better understand and manage the risks posed by diseases to humans, livestock, and wildlife, there is an urgent need for establishing a disease surveillance system and improving human and animal health care. Public health must be integrated with conservation programs, more ecologically sustainable development efforts and long-term disease surveillance.

Authors/Creators:Mishra, Charudutt and Samelius, Gustaf and Khanyari, Munib and Srinivas, Prashanth Nuggehalli and Low, Matthew and Esson, Carol and Venkatachalam, Suri and Johansson, Örjan
Title:Increasing risks for emerging infectious diseases within a rapidly changing High Asia
Series Name/Journal:AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:51
Number:3
Page range:494-507
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:SPRINGER
ISSN:0044-7447
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 303 Health Sciences > Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Keywords:Mountains, One Health, Pandemics, Panthera uncia, Snow leopard, Zoonoses
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112886
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112886
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s13280-021-01599-7
Web of Science (WoS)000678073900001
ID Code:26998
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:10 Feb 2022 11:25
Metadata Last Modified:10 Feb 2022 11:31

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