Predicting Rodent Population Dynamics as Early Warning for Zoonotic Disease Transmission

Rodent borne diseases, including those indirectly transmitted by vectors, represent an increasing threat for public health. The provisioning of early warning indicators of the changing hazard is of great utility for the improvement of prevention and control strategies.Climate can affect tree seed production, which represents the major food resources for several rodent species including Apodemus flavicollis, a very common forest rodent species and an important reservoir for different zoonotic pathogens (as Hantavirus, TBEV and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: PS12.02 (522) Source Type: research