Crossing the Interspecies Barrier: Opening the Door to Zoonotic Pathogens
Contributor(s):: Christian Gortazar, Leslie A. Reperant, Thijs Kuiken, Jose de la Fuente, Mariana Boadella, Beatriz Martinez-Lopez, Francisco Ruiz-Fons, Agusitn Estrada-Pena, Christian Drosten, Graham Medley, Richard Ostfeld, Townsend Peterson, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Christian Menge, Marc Artois, Constance Schultsz, Richard Delahay, Jordi Sierra-Cobo, Robert Poulin, Frederic Keck, Alonso A. Aguirre, Heikki Henttonen, Andrew P. Dobson, Susan Kutz, Juan Lubroth, Atle Mysterud
The number of pathogens known to infect humans is ever increasing. Whether such increase reflects improved surveillance and detection or actual emergence of novel pathogens is unclear. Nonetheless, infectious diseases are the second leading cause of human mortality and disability-adjusted life...
Leptospirosis and an Animal Bite
Contributor(s):: Brenden Bedard, Byron Kennedy, Anita C. Weimer, Richard Magnussen, Anthony Petruso
In October 2013, leptospirosis was identified in a 20-year-old male. The male was bitten on his hand by either his canine or a skunk while breaking up a fight between the two animals. Eight days after the bite, the male developed fever, headache, drowsiness, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,...
Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods
Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.
Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...
Responsible pet ownership: a multidisciplinary issuePosse responsavel: uma questao multidisciplinar
Contributor(s):: Andrade, F. T. M. de, Araujo, C. L. de, Paulo, O. L. de O. H., Rocha, J. R., Dias, F. G. G., Pereira, L. de F., Jorge, A. T., Honsho, C. dos S.
This study was motivated by the increasing number of pet animals, followed by the lack of preparation and ignorance of many owners about responsibility assumed by acquiring an animal. Thus, through a questionnaire, it was aimed to trace the knowledge profile about responsible ownership of dogs...
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.
One Health: Utpal Tatu at TEDxMAIS
Contributor(s):: Utpal Tatu
In this enlightening and informative talk, Dr. Utpal Tatu explains the certain diseases, prevalent in both animals and humans, at the cellular level. Tatu explains how the worlds of human and veterinary medicine collide at more points than meet the eye.Dr. Utpal Tatu is a reputed professor at the...
Pet Dogs and Children's Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention?
Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins, Zsolt Nagykaldi, Ardis L. Olson
IntroductionPositive associations between having a pet dog and adult health outcomes have been documented; however, little evidence exists regarding the benefits of pet dogs for young children. This study investigates the hypothesis that pet dogs are positively associated with healthy weight and...
Characterizing environmental factors influencing zoonotic disease reservoirs using meta-parasite prevalence
Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Mills
In five parks around Portland, Oregon, where there is a dense human population, investigators have found a 5.3% prevalence of the host of the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Sin Nombre Virus in deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus. Previous studies show the prevalence of SNV varies inversely with the...
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...
Nov 11 2015
33rd Meeting of the Scientific Network for Zoonoses Monitoring Data
Parasites in Parks: The Zoonotic Potential Related to Socioeconomic Factors and Types of Pets
Contributor(s):: Terrance M. Stock, Khristen Vasseur, Christina Anton
Edmonton, Canada is a northern city with more than 100,000 registered pets with access to parks, playgrounds and off-leash areas. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of zoonotic animal parasite infections in parks and relate this to numbers and types of pets and to socioeconomic...
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.
Public Health Implications of Animals in Retail Food Outlets
Contributor(s):: Dyjack, David T. DrPH C. I. H., Ho, Jessica R. D., Lynes, Rachel M. P. H., Bliss, Jesse C. M. P. H.
Some Diseases of Dogs and Cats Transmissible to Man
Contributor(s):: Paul F. Starch
In the field of public health the veterinarian plays an important role in the prevention of the spread of diseases from animals to man. Not only for his own protection but for protection of his clients and the livestock of his clients, the veterinarian should be familiar with the diseases of the...
Zoonoses Which Occur With Greater Incidence in Children
Contributor(s):: Judy K. Holding, George W. Beran
The veterinarian frequently serves as a resource about diseases which affect both man and animal. It is his responsibility to be aware of their epidemiology and how their transmission to man can be avoided. This paper will discuss those zoonoses that occur with a higher incidence in children. The...
Mapping of networks to detect priority zoonoses in Jordan
Contributor(s):: Erin M. Sorrell, Mohammad El Azhari, Nezar Maswdeh, Sarah Cornblet, Rebecca L. Katz, Ibrahim Ablan, Julie E. Fischer
Early detection of emerging disease events is a priority focus area for cooperative bioengagement programs. Communication and coordination among national disease surveillance and response networks are essential for timely detection and control of a public health event. Although systematic...
Zoonoses report UK 2013
This annual report on zoonoses in the United Kingdom (UK) includes a summary of reported cases of zoonotic infection in humans and animals during 2013.The data has been compiled from statutory notifiable or reportable disease reports, national scanning surveillance systems, control programmes,...
NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases
Contributor(s):: Jules Minke
Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the...
Thirteen Dead Gorillas: Emerging Diseases and the Next Human Pandemic: David Quammen at TEDxBozeman
David Quammen talks about scary new emerging diseases—such as Ebola, SARS, bird flu, AIDS—and where they emerge from: wildlife. Most are caused by viruses. The phenomenon, when such a virus passes from wild animals into people, is called spillover. Two factors account for the...
Linking Human Health and Livestock Health: A "One-Health" Platform for Integrated Analysis of Human Health, Livestock Health, and Economic Welfare in Livestock Dependent Communities
Contributor(s):: S.m. Thumbi, M. Kariuki Njenga, Thomas L. Marsh, Susan Noh, Elkanah Otiang, Peninah Munyua, Linus Ochieng, Eric Ogola, Jonathan Yoder, Allan Audi, Joel M. Montgomery, Godfrey Bigogo, Robert F. Breiman, Guy H. Palmer, Terry F. McElwain
For most rural households in sub-Saharan Africa, healthy livestock play a key role in averting the burden associated with zoonotic diseases, and in meeting household nutritional and socio-economic needs. However, there is limited understanding of the complex nutritional, socio-economic, and...