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Zootherapy as a potential pathway for zoonotic spillover: a mixed-methods study of the use of animal products in medicinal and cultural practices in Nigeria (2022)
Journal Article

Background Understanding how and why people interact with animals is important for the prevention and control of zoonoses. To date, studies have primarily focused on the most visible forms of human-animal contact (e.g., hunting and consumption), ther... Read More about Zootherapy as a potential pathway for zoonotic spillover: a mixed-methods study of the use of animal products in medicinal and cultural practices in Nigeria.

Bat rabies in Washington State: Temporal-spatial trends and risk factors for zoonotic transmission (2000–2017) (2018)
Journal Article

Background: Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease that can affect all mammals. In the United States, the majority of human rabies cases are caused by bats, which are the only known reservoirs for rabies virus (RABV) in Washington State. We sought to cha... Read More about Bat rabies in Washington State: Temporal-spatial trends and risk factors for zoonotic transmission (2000–2017).

Unintended Consequences of the 'Bushmeat Ban' in West Africa During the 2013-2016 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic (2018)
Journal Article

Following the 2013–2016 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, governments across the region imposed a ban on the hunting and consumption of meat from wild animals. This injunction was accompanied by public health messages emphasising... Read More about Unintended Consequences of the 'Bushmeat Ban' in West Africa During the 2013-2016 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic.

Participation of women and children in hunting activities in Sierra Leone and implications for control of zoonotic infections (2017)
Journal Article

The emergence of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin highlights the need to understand social practices at the animal-human interface. This study provides a qualitative account of interactions between humans and wild animals in predominantly Mende... Read More about Participation of women and children in hunting activities in Sierra Leone and implications for control of zoonotic infections.

At home with Mastomys and Rattus: human-rodent interactions and potential for primary transmission of Lassa virus in domestic spaces (2017)
Journal Article

The multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis) is the reservoir for Lassa virus (LASV). Zoonotic transmission occurs when humans are directly or indirectly exposed to fluids of the multimammate mouse, such as urine, saliva, and blood. Housing character... Read More about At home with Mastomys and Rattus: human-rodent interactions and potential for primary transmission of Lassa virus in domestic spaces.

Rat-atouille: A Mixed Method Study to Characterize Rodent Hunting and Consumption in the Context of Lassa Fever (2016)
Journal Article

Lassa fever is a zoonotic hemorrhagic illness predominant in areas across Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and southern Mali. The reservoir of Lassa virus is the multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis), a highly commensal species in West Afri... Read More about Rat-atouille: A Mixed Method Study to Characterize Rodent Hunting and Consumption in the Context of Lassa Fever.