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Prioritizing emerging zoonoses in The Netherlands

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Show simple item record Havelaar, A. H. van Rosse, F. Bucura, C. Toetenel, M. A. Haagsma, J. A. Kurowicka, D. Heesterbeek, J. H. Speybroeck, N. Langelaar, M. F. van der Giessen, J. W. Cooke, R. M. Braks, M. A. 2010-12-17T10:55:45Z 2010-12-17T10:55:45Z 2010
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dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: To support the development of early warning and surveillance systems of emerging zoonoses, we present a general method to prioritize pathogens using a quantitative, stochastic multi-criteria model, parameterized for the Netherlands. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A risk score was based on seven criteria, reflecting assessments of the epidemiology and impact of these pathogens on society. Criteria were weighed, based on the preferences of a panel of judges with a background in infectious disease control. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Pathogens with the highest risk for the Netherlands included pathogens in the livestock reservoir with a high actual human disease burden (e.g. Campylobacter spp., Toxoplasma gondii, Coxiella burnetii) or a low current but higher historic burden (e.g. Mycobacterium bovis), rare zoonotic pathogens in domestic animals with severe disease manifestations in humans (e.g. BSE prion, Capnocytophaga canimorsus) as well as arthropod-borne and wildlife associated pathogens which may pose a severe risk in future (e.g. Japanese encephalitis virus and West-Nile virus). These agents are key targets for development of early warning and surveillance en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Zoonoses en
dc.subject Reservoirs en
dc.subject Livestock en
dc.subject Domestic animals en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Disease burden en
dc.subject Early warning en
dc.subject Surveillance system en
dc.subject Priority setting en
dc.subject Criteria en
dc.subject Probability en
dc.subject Disease transmission en
dc.subject Economic impact en
dc.subject Pathogens en
dc.subject Morbidity en
dc.subject Mortality en
dc.subject Mathematical modeling en
dc.subject Risk assessment en
dc.subject Epidemiology en
dc.subject Impact en
dc.subject Sensitivity en
dc.subject Cluster analysis en
dc.subject Netherlands en
dc.subject Europe, West en
dc.title Prioritizing emerging zoonoses in The Netherlands en
dc.type Article-E en
dc.citation.issue 11 en
dc.citation.jtitle PLoS ONE en
dc.citation.volume 5 en
dc.citation.pages e13965 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation PLoS ONE en

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