Global Climate Change and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases


Recent pandemic or endemic outbreaks of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), Coronavirus, monkeypox virus and vector-borne West Nile virus, SFTS (Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome), and others are related to environmental factors including climate change and vectors. World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH, previously OIE) has reported that 60% of human pathogens are of animal origin and more than 75% of emerging animal diseases are zoonoses. This means collaboration and cooperation between animal and human medicine together can only solve the problem.