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Future UK land use policy and the risk of infectious disease in humans, livestock and wild animals

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We explore the degree to which the consideration of infectious diseases may be of importance in the formulation of land use policy. We look at the diseases of humans, domestic livestock and wild vertebrates, and distinguish two types of human disease: those which form epidemics involving transmission from person to person, and those which are contracted from non-human sources and spread very little through the population. Land use affects the density and distribution of people, and urbanisati...

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Published
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Divisional Administration
Sub department:
Oxford Martin School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Divisional Administration
Sub department:
Oxford Martin School
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Divisional Administration
Sub department:
Oxford Martin School
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Land Use Policy Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
Supplement 1
Pages:
S124-S133
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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ISSN:
0264-8377
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:3336
Deposit date:
2010-02-11

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