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  1. Relationship of human and animal tuberculosis in the interface areas of the National parks of the Kafue Basin in Zambia

    Contributor(s):: Musso Munyeme

    Tuberculosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. In Zambia the disease has been consistently reported in the Kafue Basin without a clear understanding of transmission dynamics in the livestock-wildlife interface. The main objective of this study was to determine the...

  2. La Teràpia Assistida amb Animals com a tractament de la simptomatologia associada a la demència: disseny d'un estudi experimental

    Contributor(s):: Joana Gassó i Jordán

    El nombre de persones afectades de demència no para d’incrementar-se. Els afectats, a més dels símptomes cognitius i el deteriorament funcional, sovint pateixen simptomatologia psicològica i conductual associada. Conforme va avançant la malaltia aquesta...

  3. Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica

    Contributor(s):: Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira

    Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia antineoplásica em cães e gatos. O uso de fármacos antineoplásicos está,...

  4. Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos

    Contributor(s):: Alexandre Margarido Pargana

    Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...

  5. Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada

    Contributor(s):: Meritxell Valentí Soler

    Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales desde hace años se conoce como beneficiosa para reducir dichos síntomas. Los robots...

  6. The Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Assisted-Living Facilities via Medicalization

    Contributor(s):: Heather Nicole Yonce

    Medicalization is defined as a “process in which personal and social problems and behaviors have come to be viewed as diseases or medical problems that the medical and allied health professionals have a mandate to ‘treat’” (Kaufman 1994, 45-46). Medicalization is enacted...

  7. State Zoonotic Disease Program Structure in the United States: Implications for Local Public Health

    Contributor(s):: Dustin W. Ratliff

    Objective: The purpose of this research was to assess to current status of zoonotic disease biosurveillance in the United States.Methods: A questionnaire was administered to 53 state zoonotic disease program representatives in the United States and Puerto Rico. The questionnaire assessed the...

  8. The Epidemiology and Impact of Dog-Associated Zoonoses in Developed and Developing Countries

    Contributor(s):: Glenda Bingham

    Dogs are an important part of human societies throughout the world. Although people derive many economic and health benefits from their relationships with dogs, these relationships are not without risk. Interaction with dogs can lead to an increased risk for zoonotic diseases, if the appropriate...

  9. A Walk in the Park: Zoonotic Risks Associated with Dogs that Frequent Dog Parks in Southern Ontario

    Contributor(s):: Theresa D. Procter

    A cross-sectional study investigated the shedding of zoonotic organisms (Campylobacter, Giardia, and Salmonella) and antimicrobial resistant generic E. coli in dogs that visited dog parks in southern Ontario. Logistic regression models were constructed to identify risk factors. Factors for the...

  10. Pets as a Source of Zoonotic Disease: An Investigation into Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Pet Contact and associated Zoonoses in Low and High Disease-risk Households

    Contributor(s):: Jason Stull

    The mental and physical benefits of pet ownership are well established; however, pets can also transmit pathogens to people, with children, elderly, pregnant and immunocompromised individuals at greatest risk of disease. Little is known about the public’s knowledge and practices related to...

  11. Video Observation of Infection Control Practices in Veterinary Clinics and a Petting Zoo, with Emphasis on Hand Hygiene and Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance

    Contributor(s):: Maureen Anderson

    This thesis is an investigation of the use of various infection control practices, including hand hygiene, in companion animal veterinary clinics and a public petting zoo. Video observation of petting zoo visitors found overall hand hygiene compliance was 58% (340/583). Improved signage with...

  12. Producer Perceptions of Food-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases: Sheep and Goats

    Contributor(s):: Paula Menzies

    Work with the community and producers to understand perceptions of food-borne and zoonotic disease issues in the industry. Use this research to develop preferred knowledge translation methods to address needs and concerns.

  13. The Burden of Avian Influenza Viruses in Community Ponds in California

    Contributor(s):: Zin Htway

    Emerging influenza viruses continue to challenge public health. The problem is public health science professionals have been battling emerging human influenza diseases with tactile and reactionary methods because there is a lack of knowledge and data at the human-animal interface. This research...

  14. Assessing the Validity of Preconceptions about Dog Parks: Cleanliness and Disease Transmission

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Lamotte

    When urban dog owners are not able to utilize standard exercise methods (i.e. walking on a leash or running in the backyard) there are ever-increasing numbers of off-leash dog parks that they can rely on. Some commonly identified benefits of off-leash dog areas (OLDAs) include community building,...

  15. An observational study measuring hand washing behavior in petting zoo attendees

    Contributor(s):: Amy A. Hille

    Each year in the US an estimated 6 million people visit petting zoos, and the number is increasing. Outbreaks in humans associated with animal pathogens are being increasingly reported. There are many published recommendations for design and maintenance for these facilities. Hand...

  16. A Frightful - but Not Necessarily Fatal - Madness: Rabies in Eighteenth Century England and English North America

    Contributor(s):: Blaisdell, John Douglas

  17. The human element of wildlife health: Mental models, risk perceptions, and attitudes toward wildlife disease management

    Contributor(s):: Hanisch-Kirkbride, Shauna Lynn

  18. Homelessness, Housing, and Health Geography: The Impact of Housing on the Health of Chronically Ill Homeless Adults

    Contributor(s):: Petroskas, Dawn

  19. Use of the health belief model to explain perceptions of zoonotic disease risk by animal owners

    Contributor(s):: Karen L. Wheeler

    The rise in the number of public health risks from zoonotic disease in just the past two decades has underscored both the importance of educating the public about risky health behaviors and preventive measures, and the need to communicate these topics in clear, concise and accessible language...

  20. Seroepidemiological Study of Brucellosis in Humans and Dairy Cattle in Addis Ababa

    Contributor(s):: Kassahun Jiksa

    Sero-epidemiological study of brucellosis was conducted on occupationally exposed humans and dairy cattle in Addis Ababa. A total of 336 human individuals were screened by Rose Bengal Plate Test. Those found to be positive were further subjected to 2-MET. Similarly, 552 sexually matured dairy...