Zoonoses prevention, control, and elimination in dogs

Lembo, T. , Craig, P.S., Miles, M.A., Hampson, K. and Meslin, F.X. (2013) Zoonoses prevention, control, and elimination in dogs. In: Macpherson, C.N.L., Meslin, F.X. and Wandeler, A.I. (eds.) Dogs, Zoonoses and Public Health. CABI: Oxford, UK, pp. 205-258. ISBN 9781845938352 (doi: 10.1079/9781845938352.0000)

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A small number of diseases transmitted from dogs to humans have been recognized as representing a significant public health risk requiring the initiation of usually government sponsored large-scale prevention and control activities. Two parasitic diseases, namely cystic echinococcosis (Echinococcus granulosus) and visceral leishmaniasis (Leishmania infantum), and rabies, a viral disease, fall into this category. These zoonoses belong to the group of neglected zoonotic diseases, meaning that their public health significance is not well recognized and their control is not well addressed by national and international authorities. This chapter reviews the past and current situation regarding prevention and control strategies for these diseases and tries to identify, on the basis of existing research, future trends for their control and the feasibility of their elimination.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lembo, Dr Tiziana and Hampson, Professor Katie
Authors: Lembo, T., Craig, P.S., Miles, M.A., Hampson, K., and Meslin, F.X.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
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508041Understanding how a complex intervention works: designing large-scale vaccination programsDaniel HaydonMedical Research Council (MRC)G0901135RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED