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Multiple burdens of zoonotic disease and an ecohealth approach to their assessment

Show simple item record Grace, Delia Gilbert, Jeff Randolph, Thomas Kang’ethe, Erastus 2012-09-08T19:51:23Z 2012-09-08T19:51:23Z 2012 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Grace, D., Gilbert, J., Randolph, T., & Kang’ethe, E. (2012). The multiple burdens of zoonotic disease and an ecohealth approach to their assessment. Tropical Animal Health and Production, SI.doi:10.1007/s11250-012-0209-y en
dc.identifier.issn 0049-4747
dc.description This paper is part of a special supplement on assessing and managing urban zoonoses and food-borne disease in two African cities (Nairobi, Kenya and Ibadan, Nigeria). en
dc.description.abstract Zoonoses occur at the interface of human and animal disease and partly because their impact and management fall across two sectors they are often neglected. The Global Burden of Disease captures the impact of zoonoses on human health in terms of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Based on this, we estimate that in low income countries, zoonoses and diseases which recently emerged from animals make up 26 % of the DALYs lost to infectious disease and 10 % of the total DALYs lost. In contrast, in high income countries, zoonoses and diseases recently which emerged from animals represent less than 1 % of DALYs lost to infectious disease and only 0.02 % of the total disease burden. We present a framework that captures the costs of zoonoses and emerging disease to human, animal and ecosystem health in terms of cost of treatment, cost of prevention, health burden and intangible and opportunity costs. We also discuss how ecohealth concepts of transdisciplinarity, participation and equity can help in assessing the importance of zoonoses in developing countries and illustrate these with an example of assessing milk-borne disease. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (9 p.) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject ECOHEALTH en
dc.subject ZOONOSES en
dc.subject DISEASE BURDEN en
dc.subject PRIORITISATION en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject FOOD BORNE DISEASE en
dc.subject HEALTH COSTS en
dc.title Multiple burdens of zoonotic disease and an ecohealth approach to their assessment en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 103075
idrc.project.componentnumber 103075001
idrc.project.title Health Risk Analysis of Cryptosporidiosis and other Hazards in Urban Smallholder Dairy Production (Kenya) en
idrc.copyright.holder Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Tropical Animal Health and Production
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