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Zoonotic Viruses Associated with Illegally Imported Wildlife Products

  • Kristine M. Smith equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kristine M. Smith, Simon J. Anthony

    ksmith@ecohealthalliance.org

    Affiliations: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America, EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

    Current address: EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Simon J. Anthony equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kristine M. Smith, Simon J. Anthony

    Affiliations: EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • William M. Switzer,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jonathan H. Epstein,

    Affiliation: EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Tracie Seimon,

    Affiliations: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Hongwei Jia,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Maria D. Sanchez,

    Affiliations: EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Thanh Thao Huynh,

    Affiliation: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • G. Gale Galland,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sheryl E. Shapiro,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jonathan M. Sleeman,

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Denise McAloose,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Margot Stuchin,

    Affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • George Amato,

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis,

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • W. Ian Lipkin,

    Affiliation: Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • William B. Karesh,

    Affiliations: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America, EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

    Current address: EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Peter Daszak,

    Affiliation: EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Nina Marano

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: January 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029505

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 Jan 2012 at 19:51 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: TIME Blog
Title: “Virological Trade: Screening Imported Wildlife for Emerging Microbes | Ecocentric | TIME.com”
http://ecocentric.blogs.t...

Publication: BBC
Title: “BBC News - Confiscated bushmeat 'poses virus threat'”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “'Bushmeat' Trade May Import Disease, Study Suggests”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: NY Daily News
Title: “Study finds bushmeat smuggled into city could spread disease - NY Daily News”
http://www.nydailynews.co...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Diseased monkey heads, smoked rodents: airport health threats from wild animal smuggling | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: Houston Chronicle Blog
Title: “Among the cargo moving through Bush IAH: Disease-ridden bushmeat | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog”
http://blog.chron.com/sci...

Publication: Metro
Title: “Metro - Health hazards lurk in smuggled bushmeat”
http://www.metro.us/newyo...

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Medical Daily: CDC: Surveillance May Counter Imported Wildlife Diseases at Airports”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

Publication: Food Safety News
Title: “'Bushmeat' Carries Risky Microbes, Study Says”
http://www.foodsafetynews...

Publication: Medical News Today
Title: “Smuggled Bushmeat, Wildlife Products Bring Viruses Into The US”
http://www.medicalnewstod...

Publication: New Scientist
Title: “Lethal viruses could leap continents in bushmeat trade - health - 12 January 2012 - New Scientist”
http://www.newscientist.c...

Publication: Gothamist
Title: “People Are Still Eating Bushmeat, Spreading Disease : Gothamist”
http://gothamist.com/2012...

Publication: Science News
Title: “Bush Meat Can Be A Viral Feast - Science News”
http://www.sciencenews.or...

Publication: LA Weekly
Title: “Bushmeat Smuggled Into U.S. Poses Virus Threat - Los Angeles Restaurants and Dining - Squid Ink”
http://blogs.laweekly.com...

Publication: Take Part
Title: “Smuggled African Bushmeat Sneaks Herpes, HIV Into USA | TakePart - News, Culture, Videos and Photos That Make the World Better”
http://www.takepart.com/a...

Publication: Global Post
Title: “Africa News: Herpes and other viruses in illegally imported "bushmeat" | GlobalPost”
http://www.globalpost.com...

Publication: UPI
Title: “Wildlife trade bringing viruses to U.S. - UPI.com”
http://www.upi.com/Scienc...

Publication: Environment News Service
Title: “Herpes, HIV Viruses Enter USA via Smuggled African Bushmeat”
http://www.ens-newswire.c...

Publication: International Business Times Science
Title: “Illegal Wildlife Imports Threaten U.S. Public Health: CDC - International Business Times”
http://www.ibtimes.com/ar...

Publication: Inquisitr.com
Title: “Herpes and HIV Viruses Enter US Through Smuggled African Bush Meat”
http://www.inquisitr.com/...

Publication: Earth Times
Title: “Bushmeat in NYC! | Health | The Earth Times”
http://www.earthtimes.org...

Publication: PR Newswire
Title: “Pilot Study Establishes the Importance of Tracking Diseases Associated With Illegal Wildlife... -- NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --”
http://www.prnewswire.com...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 20 Jan 2012 at 19:26 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Virology Blog
Title: “Small fragments of viral nucleic acid cross borders in monkey meat”
http://www.virology.ws/20...

Publication: Discover Magazine blogs
Title: “Any deadly viruses to declare? | The Loom | Discover Magazine”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: New York Times blog
Title: “From the Jungle to J.F.K., Viruses Cross Borders in Monkey Meat - NYTimes.com”
http://green.blogs.nytime...

Publication: MSNBC
Title: “U.S. News - Smuggled bush meat brings viral threat to US”
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.c...

Publication: The Washington Post
Title: “CDC expands 'bush meat' testing for viruses - The Washington Post”
http://www.washingtonpost...

Publication: AFP
Title: “AFP: Illegally imported bushmeat contained bacteria: study”
http://www.google.com/hos...

Publication: Med Page Today
Title: “Medical News: Zoonotic Viruses Found in Seized Wildlife - in Infectious Disease, General Infectious Disease from MedPage Today”
http://www.medpagetoday.c...

Publication: 7th Space
Title: “Evidence of retroviruses and herpesviruses in illegally imported wildlife products confiscated at several U.S. international airports”
http://7thspace.com/headl...

Publication: My Health News Daily
Title: “Illegal Meat Imports Carry Viruses, Threaten Health | Wildlife Meat Importation | MyHealthNewsDaily.com”
http://www.myhealthnewsda...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Feb 2012 at 23:16 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Infectious Disease Special Edition
Title: “Infectious Disease Special Edition - Imported African Bushmeat Paired With a Side of Zoonosis”
http://www.idse.net/ViewA...

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