Feral pigs as a reservoir for zoonotic and transboundary diseases in the Western Pacific Region

Authors

  • Andrew M Adamu College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Cadhla Firth College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; EcoHealth Alliance, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Bruce Gummow College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Roslyn I Hickson Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Andrew J Hoskins College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Paul F Horwood College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2024.15.1.1114

Keywords:

animals, feral, pigs, zoonoses, surveillance, One Health

Abstract

Feral pigs are known as triple-threat pests due to their impact on health, agriculture and the ecosystem. Recent emerging infectious disease outbreaks have emphasized their role as reservoirs and amplifiers of disease and highlight the need for increased surveillance in the Western Pacific Region.

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Published

28-03-2024

How to Cite

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Adamu AM, Firth C, Gummow B, Hickson RI, Hoskins AJ, Horwood PF. Feral pigs as a reservoir for zoonotic and transboundary diseases in the Western Pacific Region. Western Pac Surveill Response J [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 20];15(1):3. Available from: https://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/article/view/1114

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