Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Meta-analysis on Zoonotic Infectious Diseases between Humans and Non-Human Primates

Presenter Information

Madalyn PageFollow

Class

Article

Department

Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

Faculty Mentor

Nanda Grow

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Due to genetic similarity, non-human primates are often the focus of zoonotic infectious disease research. The objective of zoonotic disease research can vary depending upon whether the study is focusing on human health or the health of wild non-human primate populations. Research with non-human primates is often associated with their use in medical laboratories for the benefit of human health. However, other studies focus on both the health of wild non-human primate populations and human interactions. This study reviews zoonotic disease research published in both primatology journals and broader scientific journals. Reviewing journals from different academic backgrounds can show trends on where research is being done and where research is heading with zoonotic disease and primates. To find common trends in zoonotic research, each article was categorized based off of the research's primary objective in question. Furthermore, this study looks at how zoonotic disease impacts primate conservation and whether or not current research is looking into this. As anthropogenic habitat destruction increases, humans and non-human primates interact more, which leads to an increase in disease transmission. Zoonotic disease negatively impacts both human and non-human primate populations. Many non-human primate populations are endangered and disease transmission further affects conservation efforts.

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4-9-2015 9:00 AM

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Meta-analysis on Zoonotic Infectious Diseases between Humans and Non-Human Primates

Due to genetic similarity, non-human primates are often the focus of zoonotic infectious disease research. The objective of zoonotic disease research can vary depending upon whether the study is focusing on human health or the health of wild non-human primate populations. Research with non-human primates is often associated with their use in medical laboratories for the benefit of human health. However, other studies focus on both the health of wild non-human primate populations and human interactions. This study reviews zoonotic disease research published in both primatology journals and broader scientific journals. Reviewing journals from different academic backgrounds can show trends on where research is being done and where research is heading with zoonotic disease and primates. To find common trends in zoonotic research, each article was categorized based off of the research's primary objective in question. Furthermore, this study looks at how zoonotic disease impacts primate conservation and whether or not current research is looking into this. As anthropogenic habitat destruction increases, humans and non-human primates interact more, which leads to an increase in disease transmission. Zoonotic disease negatively impacts both human and non-human primate populations. Many non-human primate populations are endangered and disease transmission further affects conservation efforts.