emerging infectious disease

Article: "Prediction of Spillover and Interventional Animal Vaccination to Prevent Emerging Pathogen Threats in Current and Future Zones of US Military Operation"

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) issued a Broad Agency Announcement in January 2018 entitled "PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats - PREEMPT" to "a new layer of medical preparedness to combat emerging infectious diseases".  The basis for DARPA interest in this topic is that almost 60% of emerging infectious diseases in humans are transmitted from an animal species harboring the pathogen that is then subsequently transmitted to humans, known as a zoonotic transmission.  Emerging infections also result from insect species, such as mosquitos, that transmit novel vir