Surveillance of zoonotic infectious disease transmitted by small companion animals

Day, M. J. et al. (2012) Surveillance of zoonotic infectious disease transmitted by small companion animals. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(12), (doi:10.3201/eid1812.120664)

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Abstract

The One Health paradigm for global health recognizes that most new human infectious diseases will emerge from animal reservoirs. Little consideration has been given to the known and potential zoonotic infectious diseases of small companion animals. Cats and dogs closely share the domestic environment with humans and have the potential to act as sources and sentinels of a wide spectrum of zoonotic infections. This report highlights the lack of a coordinated global surveillance scheme that monitors disease in these species and makes a case for the necessity of developing a strategy to implement such surveillance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Day, M. J., Breitschwerdt, E., Cleaveland, S., Karkare, U., Khanna, C., Kirpensteijn, J., Kuiken, T., Lappin, M. R., McQuiston, J., Mumford, E., Myers, T., Palatnik-de-Sousa, C. B., Rubin, C., Takashima, G., and Thiermann, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
ISSN:1080-6040
ISSN (Online):1080-6059

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508041Understanding how a complex intervention works: designing large-scale vaccination programsDaniel HaydonMedical Research Council (MRC)G0901135/91914RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED