Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

Targeting surveillance for zoonotic virus discovery.

  • Author(s): Levinson, Jordan
  • Bogich, Tiffany L
  • Olival, Kevin J
  • Epstein, Jonathan H
  • Johnson, Christine K
  • Karesh, William
  • Daszak, Peter
  • et al.

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.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
Current View