Targeting surveillance for zoonotic virus discovery
- Author(s): Levinson, J
- Bogich, TL
- Olival, KJ
- Epstein, JH
- Johnson, CK
- Karesh, W
- Daszak, P
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid1905.121042
We analyzed a database of mammal-virus associations to ask whether surveillance targeting diseased animals is the best strategy to identify potentially zoonotic pathogens. Although a mixed healthy and diseased animal surveillance strategy is generally best, surveillance of apparently healthy animals would likely maximize zoonotic virus discovery potential for bats and rodents.
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