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Best practices for planning events encouraging human-animal interactions

By G. Erdozain, K. Kukanich, B. Chapman, D. Powell

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Educational events encouraging human-animal interaction include the risk of zoonotic disease transmission. It is estimated that 14% of all disease in the USA caused by Campylobacter spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, non-O157 STECs, Listeria monocytogenes, non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica and Yersinia enterocolitica were attributable to animal contact. This article reviews best practices for organizing events where human-animal interactions are encouraged, with the objective of lowering the risk of zoonotic disease transmission.

Publication Title Zoonoses and Public Health
Volume 62
Issue 2
Pages 90-99
ISBN/ISSN 1863-1959
DOI 10.1111/zph.12117
Language English
Author Address College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas,
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal diseases
  3. Animals
  4. APEC countries
  5. Bacteria
  6. Developed countries
  7. Diseases
  8. Guidelines
  9. Human behavior
  10. Humans
  11. Interactions
  12. Mammals
  13. Men
  14. North America
  15. OECD countries
  16. Parasites
  17. peer-reviewed
  18. Policy and Planning
  19. prevention
  20. Primates
  21. prokaryotes
  22. Protozoa
  23. Relationships
  24. Salmonella
  25. transmission
  26. United States of America
  27. vertebrates
  28. Zoo and captive wild animals
  29. Zoonoses
  1. peer-reviewed