Research Priorities for Zoonoses and Marginalized Infections (PDF)
Technical Report of the TDR Disease Reference Group on Zoonoses and Marginalized Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Technical Report Series, No 971
ISBN-13    9789240689664 ISBN-10    9240689664
Order Number    18000120 Format    PDF
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2012        130   pages
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This report provides a review and analysis of the research landscape for zoonoses and marginalised infections which affect poor populations, and a list of research priorities to support disease control. The work is the output of the disease reference group on zoonoses and marginalised infectious diseases (DRG6), which is part of an independent "think tank" of international experts, established and funded by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), to identify key research priorities through the review of research evidence and input from stakeholder consultations.

The report covers a diverse range of diseases including zoonotic helminth protozoa, viral and bacterial infections considered to be neglected and associated with poverty. Disease specific research issues were elaborated under individual disease sections and many common priorities were readily identified among the disease such as need for new and/or improved drugs and regimens, diagnostics and, where appropriate, vaccines. The disease specific priorities are described as micro priorities compared with the macro level priorities which will drive such policies as the need for improved surveillance; the need for inter-sectoral interaction between health, livestock, agriculture, natural resources and wildlife in tackling the zoonotic diseases; and the need for a true assessment of the burden of the zoonoses.

This is one of ten disease and thematic reference group reports that have come out of the TDR Think Tank, all of which have contributed to the development of the Global Report for Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty.