Determining causality and controlling disease is based on collaborative research involving multidisciplinary approaches

Skerratt, L.F., Garner, T.W.J., and Hyatt, A.D. (2009) Determining causality and controlling disease is based on collaborative research involving multidisciplinary approaches. EcoHealth, 6 (3). pp. 331-334.

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Abstract

Understanding the causes of infectious disease to facilitate better control requires observational and experimental studies. Often these must be conducted at many scales such as at the molecular, cellular, organism, and population level. Studies need to consider both intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the pathogen/host interaction. They also require a combination of study methods covered by disciplines such as pathology, epidemiology, microbiology, and ecology. Therefore, it is important that disciplines work together when designing and conducting studies. Finally, we need to integrate and interpret data across levels and disciplines to better formulate control strategies. This requires another group of specialists with broad cross-disciplinary training in epidemiology and an ability to readily work with others.

Item ID: 17314
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: wildlife epidemiology; causation; experiments; diagnostic tests; scientific method; amphibian pathogens; Batrachochytrium; chytridiomycosis; multidisciplinary
ISSN: 1612-9210
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 01:41
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070704 Veterinary Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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