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The arrival, establishment and spread of exotic diseases: patterns and predictions.

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The impact of human activities on the principles and processes governing the arrival, establishment and spread of exotic pathogens is illustrated by vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, bluetongue and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fevers. Competent vectors, which are commonly already present in the areas, provide opportunities for infection by exotic pathogens that are introduced by travel and trade. At the same time, the correct combination of environmental con...

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10.1038/nrmicro2336

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nature reviews. Microbiology
Volume:
8
Issue:
5
Pages:
361-371
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1740-1534
ISSN:
1740-1526
URN:
uuid:01e9b7e9-3315-46f5-9aad-00840cfa8d97
Source identifiers:
209817
Local pid:
pubs:209817

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