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Targeting surveillance for zoonotic virus discovery

  • Author(s): Levinson, J
  • Bogich, TL
  • Olival, KJ
  • Epstein, JH
  • Johnson, CK
  • Karesh, W
  • Daszak, P
  • 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.

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