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What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics | Daniel Streicker
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Streicker
Could we anticipate the next big disease outbreak, stopping a virus like Ebola before it ever strikes? In this talk about frontline scientific research, ecologist Daniel Streicker takes us to the Amazon rainforest in Peru where he tracks the movement of vampire bats in order to forecast and...
The Ties that Bind: One Health | Sharon Deem | TEDxGatewayArchSalon
| Contributor(s):: Sharon Deem
Sharon discusses the idea of One World Health - plants, animals and humans need to find a path to balance. As man disrupts the natural systems it disrupts the health of other living things which in turn cause problems that were not obviously predictable. We need to be aware of the disruptions...
Hendra Virus Vaccine, a One Health Approach to Protecting Horse, Human, and Environmental Health
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Middleton, Jackie Pallister, Reuben Klein, Yan-Ru Feng, Jessica Haining, Rachel Arkinstall, Leah Frazer, Jin-An Huang, Nigel Edwards, Mark Wareing, Martin Elhay, Zia Hashmi, John Bingham, Manabu Yamada, Dayna Johnson, John White, Adam Foord, Hans G. Heine, Glenn A. Marsh, Christopher C. Broder, Lin-Fa Wang
In recent years, the emergence of several highly pathogenic zoonotic diseases in humans has led to a renewed emphasis on the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, otherwise known as One Health. For example, Hendra virus...
Can you catch Ebola from a stork bite? Inductive reasoning influences generalization of perceived zoonosis risk
| Contributor(s):: Tyler Davis, Micah B. Goldwater, Molly E. Ireland, Nicholas Gaylord, Jason Van Allen
Emerging zoonoses are a prominent global health threat. Human beliefs are central to drivers of emerging zoonoses, yet little is known about how people make inferences about risk in such scenarios. We present an inductive account of zoonosis risk perception, suggesting that beliefs about the...
Wild Health: Dogs and Bats and Chickens, Oh My!
| Contributor(s):: Voelker, R.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding rabies and exposure to bats in two rural communities in Guatemala
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| Contributor(s):: David Moran, Patricia Juliao, Danilo Alvarez, Kim A Lindblade, James A Ellison, Amy T Gilbert, Brett Petersen, Charles Rupprecht, Sergio Recuenco
Background Rabies is a fatal encephalitis caused by rabies virus, of the genus Lyssavirus. The principal reservoir for rabies in Latin America is the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), which feeds routinely on the blood of cattle, and when livestock are scarce, may prey on...
Viral Zoonoses That Fly with Bats: A Review
| Contributor(s):: Alfonso Calderon, Camilo Guzman, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, Luiz Tadeu Figueiredo, Salim Mattar, German Arrieta
Emerging infectious diseases are a growing threat to human health and a great challenge for global medical attention systems. Governmental agencies in tropical regions with abundant zoonotic pathogens should implement an active vigilance/monitoring model in bat reservoir populations because of...
Modeling The Zoonotic Transmission Dynamics Of Nipah Virus: Implications For Outbreak Control And Model-Guided Fieldwork
| Contributor(s):: Natasha Wenzel
Introduction: Nipah virus is considered a biosafety level-4 pathogen that is endemic to bats of the genus Pteropus. Infection in humans presents clinically as febrile encephalitis with an extremely high case-fatality rate (78.2%). Outbreaks of Nipah virus infection have occurred in Bangladesh and...
Bats and Rabies in Utah
| Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey
This fact sheet describes the 10 species of bats found in Utah, what to do if you are bitten and how to avoid contracting diseases from them.
Bats, bananas and bugs: Rob Mies at TEDxDetroit
| Contributor(s):: Rob Mies
Bats are one of the animals we rely on to keep us healthy, but how? In this talk, Rob Mies shares why we need to keep bats around and how saving bats can be fun, simple and social. Plus, Rob brings live bats on stage including a Malayan Flying Fox, the largest species of bat in the world with a...
Embodying evil and bad luck. Stray notes on the folklore of bats in southwest Asia
| Contributor(s):: Frembgen, Jürgen Wasim
Less common house pets
| Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B., Schlossberg, D.
This chapter focuses on the major health threats associated with exposure of humans to less common house pets. The viral, bacterial, parasitic and mycotic zoonoses transmitted by pet rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, ornamental aquarium fish, ferrets, bats and nonhuman primates are...
Characteristics of urban constructions occupied by bats
| Contributor(s):: Robin Vander Pol, Kenneth Wilkins (adviser)
Certain bat species like Myotis velifer (cave myotis), Pipistrellus subflavus (eastern pipistrelle), and Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed) of Waco, Texas roost in buildings, sometimes even when more natural roosting structures are available. However, not much research has been done...
A framework for the study of zoonotic disease emergence and its drivers: spillover of bat pathogens as a case study
| Contributor(s):: James L. N. Wood, Melissa Leach, Linda Waldman, Hayley MacGregor, Anthony R. Fooks, Kate E. Jones, Olivier Restif, Dina Dechmann, David T. S. Hayman, Kate S. Baker, Alison J. Peel, Alexandra O. Kamins, Jakob Fahr, Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Richard Suu-Ire, Robert F. Breiman, Jonathan H. Epstein, Hume E. Field, Andrew A. Cunningham
Many serious emerging zoonotic infections have recently arisen from bats, including Ebola, Marburg, SARS-coronavirus, Hendra, Nipah, and a number of rabies and rabies-related viruses, consistent with the overall observation that wildlife are an important source of emerging zoonoses for the human...
Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children
| Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.
In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...
Observations on bats at Badlands National Park, South Dakota
| Contributor(s):: Michael A. Bogan, Jeffrey G. Osborne, Jennifer A. Clarke
During the summers of 1992 and 1993, we conducted a survey of bats at Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Using mist nets, we captured bats and recorded species, sex, age class, and reproductive condition for each individual netted. We recorded five species, Myotis ciliolabrnm (n = 198), M....
Development of frequency modulated vocalizations in big brown bat pups
| Contributor(s):: Heather W. Mayberry, Dr. Paul A. Faure (adviser)
Developing bat pups produce distinct vocalizations called isolation calls (I‐calls) that serve to attract the bat's mother. Mothers use spatial memory, auditory and olfactory cues to reunite with their offspring. Because I‐calls are unique to individual pups, vocalizations are crucial for the...
Further evidence for the post-release survival of hand-reared, orphaned bats based on radio-tracking and ring-return data
| Contributor(s):: Kelly, A., Goodwin, S., Grogan, A., Mathews, F.
Nursing females are more prone to heat stress: demography matters when managing flying-foxes for climate change
| Contributor(s):: Snoyman, S., Munich, J., Brown, C.
The post-release fate of hand-reared orphaned bats: survival and habitat selection
| Contributor(s):: Serangeli, M. T., Cistrone, L., Ancillotto, L., Tomassini, A., Russo, D.