Founder of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, India
*Corresponding Author: Mahendra Pal, Founder of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, India.
Received: April 16, 2018; Published: May 02, 2018
Citation: Mahendra Pal. “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: A Newly Recognized Viral Zoonosis of Public Health Concern”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.6 (2018).
Currently, there are 1415 microbial infections affecting human beings, of which 868 are reported as zoonoses; and among these, 534 zoonotic diseases are of viral etiology. Recent years have witnessed the emergence of several viral zoonoses, such as monkey pox, Hanta virus infection, Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever, buffalo pox, Nipah virus disease, contagious ecthyma, swine flu, camel pox, Hendra virus disease, Rift Valley fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, avian influenza, West Nile fever, and Marburg disease, which have attracted the attention of national and international public health organizations. Emerging zoonotic diseases are significant causes of high morbidity as well as mortality throughout the world.
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