Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity

Seventy-five per cent of new infectious diseases are zoonoses, diseases of animals that are transmitted to humans (e.g. SARS and avian influenza). It is a process exacerbated by humans living in close physical proximity to domesticated animals and by global warming which changes the distribution of disease insect vectors (e.g., mosquitoes).

Source: Harding, S. (2011). The tropical agenda. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 1, 1, 2-5. URL:


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