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  1. Living with Cat and Dog Increases Vaginal Colonization with E. coli in pregnant Women

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    Contributor(s):: J. Stockholm, S. Schojørring, L. Pedersen, A.L. Bischoff, N. Følsgaard, C.G. Carson, B. Chawes, K. Bønnelykke, A. Mølgaard, K.A. Krogfelt, H. Bisgaard

    BackgroundFurred pets in the household are known reservoirs for pathogenic bacteria, but it is not known if transmission of bacteria between pet and owner leads to significantly increased rate of infections. We studied whether cats and dogs living in the household of pregnant women affect the...

  2. May 04 2014

    Global Development Symposium: Critical Links between Human and Animal Health

    Underscoring the Critical Links between Human and Animal Health the Global Development Symposium (GDS2014) will explore interdisciplinary approaches to improving public health, food and water...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/224

  3. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kayla Blasz

    Animals are an important influence on the well-being andhealth of humans. Exposure to animals in a therapeutic settinghas, historically, had physical, physiological, andpsychological benefits to humans’ health. Animal-assistedtherapy (AAT) is a proposed effective therapy method for avariety of...

  4. Reverse Zoonotic Disease Transmission (Zooanthroponosis): A Systematic Review of Seldom-Documented Human Biological Threats to Animals

    Contributor(s):: Ali M. Messenger, Amber N. Barnes, Gregory C. Gray

    Background Research regarding zoonotic diseases often focuses on infectious diseases animals have given to humans. However, an increasing number of reports indicate that humans are transmitting pathogens to animals. Recent examples include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,...

  5. The Characteristics of Wild Rat (Rattus spp.) Populations from an Inner-City Neighborhood with a Focus on Factors Critical to the Understanding of Rat-Associated Zoonoses

    Contributor(s):: Chelsea G. Himsworth, Claire M. Jardine, Kirbee L. Parsons, Alice Y.T. Feng, David M. Patrick

    Norway and black rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus) are among the most ubiquitous urban wildlife species and are the source of a number of zoonotic diseases responsible for significant human morbidity and mortality in cities around the world. Rodent ecology is a primary determinant of the...

  6. Microsporidia Detection and Genotyping Study of Human Pathogenic E. bieneusi in Animals from Spain

    Contributor(s):: Ana Luz Galván-Díaz, Angela Magnet, Soledad Fenoy, Nuno Henriques-Gil, María Haro, Francisco Ponce Gordo, Guadalupe Miró, Carmen del Aguila, Fernando Izquierdo

    Microsporidia are ubiquitous parasites infecting all animal phyla and we present evidence that supports their zoonotic potential. Fecal samples taken from domestic (cats and dogs), farm (pigs, rabbits and ostriches) and wild animals (foxes) from different provinces of Spain were evaluated for...

  7. The Burden of Parasitic Zoonoses in Nepal: A Systematic Review

    Contributor(s):: B. Devleesschauwer, A. Ale, P. Torgerson, N. Praet, C. Mairtens de Noordhout, B.D. Pandey, S.B. Pun, R. Lake, J. Vercruysse, D.D. Joshi, A.H. Havelaar, L. Duchateau, P. Dorny, N. Speybroek

    BackgroundParasitic zoonoses (PZs) pose a significant but often neglected threat to public health, especially in developing countries. In order to obtain a better understanding of their health impact, summary measures of population health may be calculated, such as the Disability-Adjusted Life...

  8. The connection between animal disease and human health

    Contributor(s):: International Livestock Research Institute

    This photofilm describes the work and expected impact of the ILRI-Wellcome Trust 'People Animals and Their Zoonoses Project' that is investigating the impact of disease pathogens in people and animals in Busia district in western Kenya.

  9. K9to5

    We are a national therapy dog organization committed to enriching the lives of those in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and more. We strive to make therapy dog work available to every interested person through affordability and accessibility—while maintaining the highest safety standards.

  10. Zoonoses: Animal to human diseases

    | Contributor(s):: E. Fevre, D. Grace

    This resource is a media briefing regarding the control of zoonotic diseases, the Bird Flu outbreak in China, and the connection between urban agriculture and human health.

  11. ILRI scientists put livestock squarely on the (human) health table

    | Contributor(s):: D. Grace, J. McDermott

    This report is a think piece that discusses veterniary scientist Delia Grace and veterinary researcher John McDermott and their work with the connection between livestock and human health.

  12. Asia - Human health risks from the human-animal interface

    | Contributor(s):: J. Otte, D. Grace

    Growing populations and rising living standards in ‘developing countries’ fuelincreasing consumption of food, particularly of higher value food items such as fruit, vegetables, andanimal source food (meat, milk, eggs and fish). Asia, with more than half of the world’s populationand its high...

  13. A framework for understanding zoonoses at the livestock-human interface in western Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: E. Fèvre

    This presentation discusses zoonoses, pathogens, and the aims of a study taking plave in Kenya to address the livestock-human interface.

  14. Livestock and human health: the Good, the Bad, the Gaps

    | Contributor(s):: Delia Grace

    A presentation prepared by Delia Grace for the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM) 2010, held at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14-17, 2010. The presentation discusses the connection between livestock and health.

  15. Mapping distributions of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa: Effects of climate change and the implications for human and animal health

    | Contributor(s):: J. Rothen, R. Bishop, S. Mwaura, C. Daubenberger, V. Pfluger, C. Olds

    This resource provides a poster discussing ticks and tick born diseases in Africa and the effect they have on human and animal health. The document also presents possible solutions to the problem and details progress being made in the field.

  16. Dog Ownership and Physical Activity: A Review of the Evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Hayley E. Christian, Carri Westgarth, Adrian Bauman, Libby Richards, Ryan E. Rhodes, Kelly R. Evenson, Joni A. Mayer, Roland J. Thorpe Jr.

    Background: Dog walking is a strategy for increasing population levels of physical activity (PA). Numerous cross-sectional studies of the relationship between dog ownership and PA have been conducted. The purpose was to review studies comparing PA of dog owners (DO) to non-dog owners (NDO),...

  17. The dynamics of livestock ownership, asset ownership and human health in rural households and the role of animal based product consumption: a cross sectional study in Western Province Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: C.N. Okell, J. Rushton, W.A. Glanville, E.M. Fevre

    This resource discusses the different aspects of livestock ownership.

  18. Hoarding of Animals: An Under-Recognized Public Health Problem in a Difficult-to-Study Population

    | Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek

    The objective of this study was to better characterize the problem of hoarding, or pathological collecting, of animals. Methods. The author summarized data from a convenience sample of 54 case reports from 0 animal control agencies and humane societies across the country.The majority (76%) of...

  19. Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

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    | Contributor(s):: College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Tennessee Knoxville

    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...

  20. Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

    | Contributor(s):: College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Tennessee Knoxville

    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...