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  1. GI Zoonoses in Companion Pets of the Homeless : the Effects of Environment and Behavior on the Prevalence of GI Parasites, and the Role of Veterinarians in Public Health Education

    Contributor(s):: Matthew Edwards, Luis Ruedas (adviser)

    Veterinarians are the front-line in the world of pet-health and zoonoses which means they are also at the front-line of human health and have an important role of educating clients on behaviors that would both reduce the risk of human and pet contracting a disease. In this study we collected 85...

  2. 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...

  3. Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students

    Contributor(s):: Dianne Dunning

    Background: The nation's veterinary colleges lack curricula necessary to meet veterinary demands for animal public health and emergency preparedness. A One Health (OH) perspective, which is a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to promote the optimal health of people, animals, and...

  4. Medicina veterinária de desastres e catástrofes : contributo para a extensão do Plano Municipal de Emergência de Proteção Civil de Lisboa aos animais de companhia

    Contributor(s):: José Filipe Miranda Vieira

    Os desastres têm capacidade de acometer ecossistemas completos provocando distúrbios na fauna e flora e atingem populações que, pela própria definição de desastre, não são capazes de dar uma resposta adequada. Quando estes ocorrem...

  5. Veterinary Public Health Collaborations: An Essential Component of Future Public Health Preparedness

    Contributor(s):: Bryan C. Gooding

    Veterinarians protect the public's health by serving in multiple roles as epidemiologists, food inspectors, and veterinary medical officers in local, state, federal, and military organizations. One of the more prominent roles that veterinarians play in the public health arena is preventing...

  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. The One Health Approach to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Ebola and the Animal Health Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Rebecca K. Gordon

    The fundamental basis for the One Health concept is rooted in the interconnectedness of animal, human, and environmental health. Because of these complex linkages, supporters of One Health advocate that effective solutions to public health challenges require multi-disciplinary communication,...

  8. Zoonosis y tenencia responsable de animales de compañia : un estudio con alumnos de educación básica de la región metropolitana de Chile

    Contributor(s):: Francisco Isaías Velásquez Semper

    Las Zoonosis son aquellas enfermedades de trasmisión animal-humano y viceversa, las cuales causan importantes dificultades para la salud de la población en general, debido a la falta de conocimiento en su prevención. La Tenencia Responsable es el conjunto de obligaciones que...

  9. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

    Contributor(s):: Jacob Monroe Davenport

    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  10. Human-Animal Interactions at Zoological Institutions

    Contributor(s):: Christopher Marion

    Objective – To determine the preventive practices concerning zoonotic disease transmission between humans and animals in interactive exhibits at Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited institutions. Data were also analyzed to determine if annual budget was associated with...

  11. Risk of zoonotic pathogen exposure among veterinary professionals and students at veterinary schools and best practices to minimize this risk on individual and institutional levels

    Contributor(s):: Ellen R.E. Heinrich

    The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) environment is a place where veterinarians, veterinary staff, and veterinary students may have increased risk of exposure to zoonotic pathogens. This exposure may occur in classrooms or laboratories where pre-clinical veterinary students and non-clinical...

  12. One Health Knowledge Assessment, Curriculum Development, and Evaluation for Middle School Students

    Contributor(s):: Kimathi Choma

    The One Health concept is of critical importance to public health. The One Health concept promotes awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. This study was designed to target middle school students in order to promote the One Health concept...

  13. 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...

  14. Population dynamics and management of free-roaming cats

    Contributor(s):: Paige McGee Hill

    With an estimated 400 million domestic cats worldwide, free-roaming cats issues are of global importance due to animal welfare and public health concerns, as well as impacts on native wildlife through predation, competition and disease transmission. Though these impacts have been well documented,...

  15. The Public Health Risks of Three Potentially Zoonotic Viruses in Pigs and Pork in Canada

    Contributor(s):: Barbara Wilhelm

    The research described in this thesis aims to describe the potential public health risks posed by three emerging and potentially zoonotic viruses (hepatitis E virus (HEV), Norovirus (NoV), and rotavirus (RV) in pigs and pork in Canada. This was investigated via a scoping review, surveys of...

  16. Neighbourhoods, dogs and walking: An exploration of factors relevant to healthy aging in place

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Toohey, Ann Madeline

  17. Human-canine interactions: A risk factor for dog bites?

    | Contributor(s):: Messam, Locksley Landsdowne McVicker

  18. 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...

  19. Women's health outcomes with social support from family, friends and companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Selzer, Bela Joanne

  20. PET AWARENESS WITH STUDENTS (P.A.W.S.): THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGE APPROPRIATE MATERIALS FOR TEACHING PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION TO CHILDREN

    | Contributor(s):: Joel Dillard Ray