Article for Zoonotics/Family Health
Chicago, IL — The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) celebrates the third annual One Health Day on Saturday, 3 November 2018 and supports the continued aims of this international campaign in furtherance of the One Health Coalition at a local level.
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and communication in all […]
Chicago, IL —The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) celebrates the second inaugural One Health Day on Friday, 3 November 2017 and supports the continued aims of this international campaign, while furthering a One Health Coalition at a local level.
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care […]
Burr Ridge, Illinois
—A wild animal attacking a person in an urban setting is highly unusual. Children must be supervised and taught not to approach any animal that they are not familiar, including a dog or cat, or a coyote.
Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which can spread from infected animals to people and is almost […]
Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012, Online Report
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 […]
Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012, LetterTo the Editor: Salmonella spp. infection represents a major public health problem in the United States; nearly 1.4 million human cases and 600 associated deaths are reported each year (1). Reptile and amphibian exposures might cause >70,000 of these cases annually (2). Furthermore, children are at increased risk of […]
What are zoonotic diseases?
Zoonotic diseases are contagious diseases spread between animals and humans. These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that are carried by animals and insects. Examples are anthrax, dengue, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Escherichia coli infection, Lyme disease, malaria, Plague, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, salmonellosis, and West Nile virus infection.
You rush home from work to dress your 5-year-old son in his new Halloween costume. It’s time for “trick or treating” and your little guy is anxious to go out and collect candy.
You happen to notice that he is scratching a circular red ring shape mark on his arm. You wonder if he got […]
DiseaseAgentCarrierTransmissionCat scratch diseaseBartonellaCatCat scratch or bitePsittacosis (Chlamydiosis)Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly Chlamydia psittaci)Birdscontact, air bornChronic enterocolitisHookwormsDogsIngestionCutaneous larva migransHookwormsDogsContactGiardiasisGiardiaDogs, CatsIngestion (pet contact, water)Hydatid disease (Echinococcosis)EchinococcusDogsIngestionLeptospirosisLeptospiraDogs, Rodents, Farm animalsContact with urine, ingestion (water)Lyme diseaseBorreliaTicksTick bitePlagueYersinia pestisRodents, catsContact, air bornRabiesRabies virusWarm blooded animalsBiteDermatophytosis (Ringworms)FungiDogs, CatsContactRocky Mountain spotted feverRickettsiaTicksBiteSalmonellosisSalmonellaDogs, cats, birds, reptilesIngestion (pet contact)ScabiesMitesDogs, catsContactToxoplasosisToxoplasmaCatsIngestionTuberculosisMycobacteriumReptiles, […]