Of an initial list appended with more recently recognised zoonotic pathogens, 86 pathogens remained on our list, which were identified as most relevant for the Dutch situation (Van der Giessen et al., 2004Van der Giessen et al, 2010). Basic information (taxonomy, animal reservoir, transmission routes, global distribution e.d.) of each of the 86 emerging zoonotic pathogens is assembled in the information system of EZIPs. When new zoonotic pathogens are identified in future, these can easily be added to this dynamic database.

Literature and data sources


Giessen JWB Van der, Isken LD, Tiemersma EW. Zoonoses in Europe: a risk to public health. RIVM report 330200002/2004. 2004.

Giessen JWB Van der, Van de Giessen AW, Braks, MAH. Emerging zoonoses: Early warning and surveillance in the Netherlands. RIVM report 330214002/2010 RIVM, 2010.