This book chapter focuses on zoonoses that are not transmitted primarily through food. Establishing systematic data collection is the first step to manage zoonoses. Management is complicated by heterogeneity: zoonoses may have a significant and debilitating effect on some communities but not on others. Understanding the spatial distribution of the burden of zoonoses is important to better focus control efforts. A significant constraint is the lack of collaboration between medical and veterinary authorities: institutionally speaking, zoonoses typically find themselves homeless and ignored. There is a need for one-health thinking and research to overcome inter-sectoral barriers to effective control of zoonoses.


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  • Alonso, Silvia
  • Bett, Bernard K.
  • Cook, Elizabeth A.J.
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  • Liljander, Anne M.
  • Mariner, Jeffrey C.
  • Mutua, Florence K.
  • Hung Nguyen-Viet
  • Patel, Ekta
  • Randolph, Thomas F.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Thomas, Lian F.
  • Toye, Philip G.
  • Unger, Fred
  • Wieland, Barbara