Table 1.

Summary of the human infectious disease outbreak records retrieved by our bioinformatics pipeline.a

total no. diseases (%)total no. outbreaks (%)
complete dataset transmission type21512 102
 vector transmitted53 (25)1518 (13)
 non-vector transmitted159 (74)10 552 (87)
host type
 zoonotic139 (65)6762 (56)
 human specific71 (33)5300 (44)
taxonomy
 viruses70 (33)4901 (40)
 bacteria80 (37)5848 (48)
 parasites32 (15)444 (4)
 fungi14 (7)284 (2)
 protozoans16 (7)605 (5)
  • aSome diseases could not be assigned to certain sub-categories due to a lack of ecological or epidemiological information [10].