Costa Rica wildlife disease reporting system for preventive medicine and disease Control

SARS-COV-2 pandemic evidence that the impact of new zoonotic diseases can be on both social and economical levels. Since such agents are originated from wildlife reservoir communities, there’s a need for more active actions to be taken in case of jeopardizing public health’s situation. The first...

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Main Authors: Solórzano-Scott, Tamara, Aguilar-Vargas, Fernando, Jiménez Rocha, Ana, BARQUERO-CALVO, ELIAS, Piche-Ovares, María Marta, Dolz, Gaby, Jiménez, Carlos, Baldi, Mario, León, Bernal, Alfaro-Alarcón, Alejandro
Format: Conferencia
Language: Inglés
Published: ASTMH 2022
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Online Access: http://hdl.handle.net/11056/23620
Summary: SARS-COV-2 pandemic evidence that the impact of new zoonotic diseases can be on both social and economical levels. Since such agents are originated from wildlife reservoir communities, there’s a need for more active actions to be taken in case of jeopardizing public health’s situation. The first step is establishing a routinary reporting data system of wildlife diseases by implementing a local surveillance system able for monitoring the presence of endemic and possible new agents. In countries like Costa Rica, which are very diverse not only in fauna but also in macro-microparasites. It’s highly recommended to set up an early warning system for zoonotic agents detection. The aim of this project undertook to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a passive surveillance system where selected infectious agents would be monitored. The focus was on obtaining information on pathologies of terrestrial mammals and birds in the wild suspected of disease sent for investigation in two years.