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  1. Recent animal disease outbreaks and their impact on human populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeff B Bender, William Hueston, Michael Osterholm

    There are very positive and strong connections between animals and humans, but also reasons for concern because about 61% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. The increase in new diseases, is due to increases in world trade, animal translocation, ecological disruptions, climate change,...

  2. Pets bring comfort and health: The evolution of the PAWS model in San Francisco and the Safe Pet Guidelines

    | Contributor(s):: Gorczyca, Ken, Fine, Aubrey H.

  3. Color Images for Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Steven D. Sorden, Claire B. Andreasen, Molly D. Murphy

    The chapter contains annotated color images of diseases in or caused from companion animals.

  4. Dog Bites and Dangerous Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Christian, Kira A., Davis, Radford G.

  5. The human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Rebecca A., McCulloch, William, Dvorak, Glenda, Spickler, Anna Rovid

  6. Less common house pets

    | Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on the major health threats associated with exposure of humans to less common house pets. The viral, bacterial, parasitic and mycotic zoonoses transmitted by pet rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, ornamental aquarium fish, ferrets, bats and nonhuman primates are...

  7. With man's best friend

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, J. M., Lorber, B., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on human diseases associated with exposure to dogs. The epidemiology of local infections following dog bites, as well as the initial bite management, antibiotic prophylaxis, antibiotic treatment of infection, and prevention of dog bites are discussed. The life-threatening...

  8. Around cats

    | Contributor(s):: Goldstein, E. J. C., Greene, C. E., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on diseases transmitted from cats to humans. The diseases transmitted by inhalation (bordetellosis, plague and Q fever), vectors (ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, flea-borne spotted fever, murine typhus and leishmaniasis), faecal-oral...

  9. Public health and animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Molento, C. F. M., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.

    What are the links among the concepts of global public health, human health and animal welfare? The objective of this chapter is to discuss the relationship between public health and animal welfare issues, from the historical perspective of rabies control to the more recent challenges brought by...

  10. Pet bites

    | Contributor(s):: Fulford, Martha B.

  11. Pets and immunocompromised individuals

    | Contributor(s):: Stull, Jason

  12. The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M.

  13. The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan

    In this chapter, the important role that dogs played in the lives of people is discussed. Topics include: domestication, the ancestors of the dog, the dog population, social conflicts of dog-human contact, dogs and diseases, social and health benefits of dogs in society, the use of animals in...

  14. Dogs and protozoan zoonoses

    | Contributor(s):: Ashford, Richard W., Snowden, Karen F.

  15. Dogs and bacterial zoonoses

    | Contributor(s):: Chomel, Bruno B., Arzt, Jonathan J.

  16. Dogs and ectoparasitic zoonoses

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis, Cathy F.

  17. Dog population management

    | Contributor(s):: Leney, Joy, Remfry, Jenny

  18. Dogs and cestode zoonoses

    | Contributor(s):: MacPherson, Calum N. L., Craig, Philip S.

  19. Dog ecology and population biology

    | Contributor(s):: Matter, Hans C., Daniels, Thomas J.

  20. Zoonoses control in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Meslin, Francois X., Miles, Michael A., Vexenat, J. Alejandro, Gemmell, Michael A.