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Title: Interdisciplinary approaches to zoonotic disease
Authors: Goodwin, RB
Schley, D
Lai, KM
Ceddia, GM
Barnett, J
Cook, N
Keywords: Zoonotic infection;Human factors;Environment;Multi-disciplinary research
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: PAGEPress
Citation: Infectious Disease Reports, 4; 2, 2012
Abstract: Zoonotic infections are on the increase worldwide, but most research into the biological, environmental and life science aspects of these infections has been conducted in separation. In this review we bring together contemporary research in these areas to suggest a new, symbiotic framework which recognises the interaction of biological, economic, psychological, and natural and built environmental drivers in zoonotic infection and transmission. In doing so, we propose that some contemporary debates in zoonotic research could be resolved using an expanded framework which explicitly takes into account the combination of motivated and habitual human behaviour, environmental and biological constraints, and their interactions.
ISSN: 2036-7449
Appears in Collections:Psychology

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