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dc.contributor.authorGilardi, Kirsten Ven_UK
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Thomas Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorLeendertz, Fabian Hen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMacfie, Elizabeth Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTravis, Dominic Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhittier, Christopher Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Elizabeth Aen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Due to their phylogenetic relatedness, great apes and humans share susceptibility to many infectious diseases, and the potential for new diseases to be transmitted to wild great apes is of particular concern (Calvignac-Spencer et al. 2012). As great ape tourism becomes more popular, great ape research more imperative, and landscape conversion more rampant, the risk that human pathogens will be introduced to immunologically naïve wild populations becomes greater, and this could result in catastrophic losses of great apes. Therefore, it is critical that tourism and research projects involving close proximity1 between great apes and people assess the risks entailed, and establish and implement disease prevention and control measures. Disease prevention should be regarded as a top priority, recognising that it is easier and more economical to prevent the introduction of an infectious agent into a great ape population, than to attempt to treat, control or eradicate a health problem once introduced. Disease prevention programmes should be centred on monitoring health parameters, and modifying human activities accordingly, in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission to great apes. By design, such programmes will also minimise the risk of disease transfer from great apes to humans, and even from humans to other humans. Continual monitoring of the health of great apes forms the basis for establishing what is normal and abnormal and thus improves our understanding of great ape population health, allows us to determine the effectiveness of disease prevention and health management strategies, and provides a basis for conducting responsible and reasonable health interventions when needed.  To access this book go to:
dc.publisherIUCN SSC Primate Specialist Groupen_UK
dc.relationGilardi KV, Gillespie TR, Leendertz FH, Macfie EJ, Travis DA, Whittier CA & Williamson EA (2015) Best Practice Guidelines for Health Monitoring and Disease Control in Great Ape Populations. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, 56. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOccasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, 56en_UK
dc.rights© 2015 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Reproduction of this publication for educational or other non-commercial uses is authorized without prior written permission from the copyright holder(s) provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of this publication for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holder(s)en_UK
dc.titleBest Practice Guidelines for Health Monitoring and Disease Control in Great Ape Populationsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.citation.btitleBest Practice Guidelines for Health Monitoring and Disease Control in Great Ape Populationsen_UK
dc.publisher.addressGland, Switzerlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of California, Davisen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEmory Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRobert Koch Instituteen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationIUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Groupen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Minnesotaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCummings School of Veterinary Medicineen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorGilardi, Kirsten V|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGillespie, Thomas R|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLeendertz, Fabian H|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMacfie, Elizabeth J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTravis, Dominic A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWhittier, Christopher A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWilliamson, Elizabeth A|0000-0001-6848-9154en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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