Environmental Epidemiology

ISSN 2519-8289 (Online)

Kauri dieback disease (KDD) and infectious ecology. What can be done to provide a scientific explanation for the infectious changes in New Zealand?


Infectious ecology is a new line of research. In a clear way, it was formulated in 2017. In 2018, some works were carried out that showed the significance and real novelty of this scientific approach. On its basis, new theoretical interpretations of a whole range of infectious diseases can be given.

The case of KDD is not unique. There are a considerable number of infectious novelties that are difficult to understand in the dominant scientific terms. An example would be ebola. In the infectious ecology, an attempt is made to re-state the problem and to find a new solution for the KDD.

The basic idea is that we are dealing with another manifestation of the discrete activation of the pathogenic properties of microorganisms. As in many other cases, the cause is a change in soil geochemistry. That it is a pretext for the manifestation of the pathogenic properties of Phytophthora agathidicida. This is usually associated with agriculture and anthropogenic changes.