Spillover? Emerging infectious disease? True multi-host pathogen

Spilloverโ‰ Emerging infectious disease โ‰ True multi-host pathogen.#SARSCoV2 started as a spillover pathogen, but should now be referred to as a ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป given the sustained transmission in wild deer and documented deer-to-human transmission.

Mass elephant mortality, Assam 2021

๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: ๐š ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ 1. Eighteen elephants found dead yesterday in Assam. Social media is rife with comments like "How lightning could kill so many in one go?" or "Can't believe lightning could kill so many elephants.

Human-leopard conflict management My 2 cents: One of the main instigators of human-leopard conflict in Maharashtra is the ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ (๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž) ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž (๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž) policy. Such trappings by MahFD aren't always 'official' (not sanctioned by Chief Wildlife Warden).

Proactive CWD management

A great start to 2021! Our Perspective paper published today in @FrontVetScience!We recommend ๐’Ž๐’๐’…๐’†๐’-๐’Š๐’๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’†๐’…, ๐’‘๐’‰๐’‚๐’”๐’†-๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’†๐’” to position #CWD management ahead of the ever-progressing CWD front. @atle_my 1/4 — Aniruddha Belsare (@anyadoc) January 6, 2021

Nipah Virus Outbreak, India

#NipahVirus #Kerala How many bats to sample to detect at least 1 infected bat with high level of confidence (95%)? Regardless of the bat population size, epidemiological Sample Size tables suggest a sample size of ~60 if the hypothesized population prevalence is 5%.