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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134
Medical ornithology: An emerging field of tropical medicine


1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

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How to cite this article:
Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Medical ornithology: An emerging field of tropical medicine. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:134

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Medical ornithology: An emerging field of tropical medicine. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Jul 25];9:134. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/2/134/177400
Dear Sir,

Ornithology is a specific branch of zoological biology. This study deals directly with bird species. However, there is a subject in tropical medicine that should be mentioned. It is medical ornithology. [1] Within the past few years, emerging bird flu has become the global issue and it is no doubt that the study of birds, which is the carrier of the virus, is the main topic in the study of bird flu. However, the main problem at present is that there is little knowledge and very few researches on medical ornithology. To correspond to the emerging bird flu, these researches on medical ornithology should be focused and performed:

  1. Bird-human interaction,
  2. Comparative pathophysiology of bird flu in birds and human beings,
  3. Comparative virology of bird flu in birds and human beings, and
  4. Environmental epidemiology of disease and carrier state in birds.


A good paper for reference is the recent publication by Arriero et al. [2]

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1.
Harrison JM. Medicine and ornithology. Med Press 1947;217:158-63.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Arriero E, Müller I, Juvaste R, Martínez FJ, Bertolero A. Variation in immune parameters and disease prevalence among Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus sp.) with different migratory strategies. PLoS One 2015;10:e0118279.  Back to cited text no. 2
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.177400

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