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Reservoir-targeted strategies to control zoonotic diseases in the U.S.

Na-Shatal, Ali (2015) Reservoir-targeted strategies to control zoonotic diseases in the U.S. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

The causative agents of zoonotic diseases are maintained in nature in an ongoing enzootic cycle between wildlife reservoirs and vectors. Over the past decade, zoonotic diseases in the U.S. have become a significant public health threat and a financial burden indicating that the current preventive measures against zoonotic diseases are not sufficient, therefore; further measures must be considered to reduce human risk. Recently, vaccines, acaricides, antibiotics, and contraceptives distributed in the landscape targeting wildlife reservoirs have been proven to be safe and effective in controlling rabies and Lyme disease in wildlife reservoirs. Furthermore, similar efforts are under research to control West Nile Virus in birds. This review is intended to explore the recent efforts to control the three major zoonotic diseases in the U.S., Rabies, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus, and present past, present and future reservoir-targeted strategies to control zoonotic diseases in the United States.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
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Na-Shatal, Ali
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ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, David Ndnf@pitt.eduDNFUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberVoorhees, Ronaldrev12@pitt.eduREV12UNSPECIFIED
Date: 4 May 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 17:47
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:57
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/25124

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