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  1. The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health

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    Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane

    More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their first coronary attack, and 295,000 have a repeat attack. Even though rates of CVD declined between 2000...

  2. Bacterial Zoonoses Transmitted by Household Pets: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives for Targeted Research and Policy Actions

    Contributor(s):: Damborg, P., Broens, E. M., Chomel, B. B., Guenther, S., Pasmans, F., Wagenaar, J. A., Weese, J. S., Wieler, L. H., Windahl, U., Vanrompay, D., Guardabassi, L.

  3. Canary in a Coal Mine: The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

    Contributor(s):: Susan I. Finkelstein

  4. One Health Presents: Animal Disease and Human Health

    Contributor(s):: Katie Brinkley

  5. 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...

  6. Nov 01 2014

    2014 Zoobiquity Conference: Human and Animal Health in a Changing Global Environment

    The 2014 Zoobiquity Conference focuses on how rapidly changing local and global environments affect the health of humans and animals. Through case presentations and interactive discussions, human...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/249

  7. Evolution of research into the mutual benefits of human–animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Karyl J. Hurley, Regina Bures

    There has been unprecedented development of research into human–animal interaction (HAI) in recent years, and this has produced rapid growth in our knowledge and understanding of the benefits that accrue from pet ownership. Recent evidence and developments in the field of HAI have improved...

  8. Oct 30 2014

    Health Matters: The Human-Animal Health Connection

    Animals get the same diseases and afflictions as humans, including breast cancer, arthritis, stress — even nymphomania. Sharing information between human health care providers and veterinarians can...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/246

  9. Ebola Virus Antibody Prevalence in Dogs and Human Risk

    Contributor(s):: Lois Allela, Olivier Bourry, Andre Delicat, Philippe Yaba, Brice Kumulungui, Pierre Rouquet, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Eric M. Leroy

    During the 2001–2002 outbreak in Gabon, we observed that several dogs were highly exposed to Ebola virus by eating infected dead animals. To examine whether these animals became infected with Ebola virus, we sampled 439 dogs and screened them by Ebola virus–specific immunoglobulin...

  10. Prioritizing Zoonoses: A Proposed One Health Tool for Collaborative Decision-Making

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    Contributor(s):: Cassidy Logan Rist, Carmen Sofia Arriola, Carol Rubin

    Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases pose a threat to both humans and animals. This common threat is an opportunity for human and animal health agencies to coordinate across sectors in a more effective response to zoonotic diseases. An initial step in the collaborative process is...

  11. Dog euthanized as precaution in Ebola case

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    Following the confirmation that a Spanish nursing assistant contracted Ebola, the city of Madrid ordered that her dog be euthanized as a precaution to prevent more spread of the virus. TIME has...

    https://habricentral.org/forum/general-discussion/hcdiscussions/402

  12. Avian influenza biosecurity: a key for animal and human protection

    Contributor(s):: Nikolas Charisis

    Modern security methods have provided the best way of preventing the spread of a communicable disease since people realised that human and animal contact can transmit exotic diseases. The avian influenza virus is readily transmitted through animal vectors and inanimate matter and incurs...

  13. Human and animal sentinels for shared health risks

    Contributor(s):: P. Rabinowitz, M. Scotch, L. Conti

    The tracking of sentinel health events in humans in order to detect and manage disease risks facing a larger population is a well accepted technique applied to influenza, occupational conditions and emerging infectious diseases. Similarly, animal health professionals routinely track disease...

  14. Sancassania berlesei (Michael, 1903): an opportunistic mite infesting litters in poultry farms causing dermatitis in humans and animals

    Contributor(s):: M. Principato, F. Lisi, I. Moretta, N. Samra, F. Puccetti

    Reported herein are some cases of human dermatitis caused by S. berlesei, a mite coming from seriously infested poultry farms. It appears unable to determine traumatic lesions on human skin, but it causes itch and inflammation also at the level of mucosas. Besides this mite can be found...

  15. Protozoan Diseases of Livestock in Arunachal Pradesh - An Overview

    Contributor(s):: T. Tayo, N. Longjam, B. Perme

    The people (Tribes) of Arunachal Pradesh have the natural tendency to remain close contact with animals since immortal. The domestic animals are kept in basement of the house with human occupants in the first floor of same house. They remain in close contact with cattle, sheep, goat, pigs,...

  16. Human/Animal Communication: Cetacean Roles in Human Therapeutic Situations

    Contributor(s):: M.P. Hindley

    A review of the literature on the relationship between animal and human indicates that whales and dolphins may have a mutually beneficial role to play in human therapeutic situations. Florida researchers have discovered that interaction with dolphins has favourably altered the behaviour of...

  17. Jul 13 2014

    1st Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Animal and Human Bond

    This interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conference invites an exploration of the concept or notion of “animal” in its own right and as visa a vis “human.” While humans are clearly classed as...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/209

  18. Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy (CAAT) at the University of North Texas

    The Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy (CAAT) at the University of North Texas (UNT) was established in 2002 to support the field of animal assisted therapy. The CAAT promotes human and animal welfare through the partnership of people and pets. The mission of the Consortium for Animal...

  19. Horses 4 Heroes

    Horses4Heroes is a Las Vegas-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth, adults and families and enriching their lives through deeply discounted recreational, instructional and morale-boosting health & wellness programs that emphasize fun and safe activities...

  20. Does Pet Ownership in Infancy Lead to Asthma or Allergy at School Age? Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data from 11 European Birth Cohorts

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    | Contributor(s):: K. Lødrup Carlsen, S. Roll, K.H. Carlsen, P. Mowinchel, A. Wijga, B. Brunekreef, M. Torrent, G. Roberts, S.H. Arshad, I. Kull, U. Krämer, A. von Berg, E. Eller, A. Høst, C. Kuehni, B. Spycher, J. Sunyer, C. Chen, A. Reich, A. Asarnoj, C. Puig, O. Herbarth, J. Mahachie John, K. Van Steen, S. Willich, U. Wahn, S. Lau, T. Keil

    Objective To examine the associations between pet keeping in early childhood and asthma and allergies in children aged 6–10 years. Design Pooled analysis of individual participant data of 11 prospective European birth cohorts that recruited a total of over 22,000 children in the...