Global Mammal Parasite Database



  • National Science Foundation (NSF) ,
  • NIH-NSF-NIFA Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease


  • Sonia Altizer, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia,
  • Vanessa Ezenwa, Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases and College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Georgia,
  • Patrick Stephens, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia

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Global Mammal Parasite Database

Data on disease-causing pathogens of wild animal hosts are crucially important to understanding the transmission and spread of zoonotic disease both within the animal kingdom and among people. The Global Mammal Parasite Database (GMPD) is a compilation of parasites and pathogens from wild primate, carnivore, and ungulate hosts, obtained from over 2700 published scientific literature sources.  The GMPD can be used to explore parasite taxonomy, transmission, prevalence and global location. The site also offers data visualization tools to create charts, maps and tables from your selected data.

Last updated on March 30, 2021