publication . Article . 2016

Living at the edge of an interface area in Zimbabwe: cattle owners, commodity chain and health workers' awareness, perceptions and practices on zoonoses.

K.J. Makwangudze; Eric Etter; Gift Matope; B. Mukamuri; B.M. Gadaga; Davies M. Pfukenyi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: BMC Public Health, volume 16 (eissn: 1471-2458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: France
Background In the great Limpopo transfrontier conservation area (GLTFCA), there is an increased interface between wildlife and domestic animals, because rural households move their cattle into the game park in search of grazing and watering resources. This creates opportunities for inter-species transmission of infectious diseases, including zoonoses like brucellosis and tuberculosis, which may also pose a health risk to the local rural communities. This study investigated the awareness, perceptions and practices on zoonoses amongst rural cattle owners, commodity chain- and health-workers in three different localities around Gonarezhou National Park (GNP), Zimba...
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, L73 - Maladies des animaux, E51 - Population rurale, P01 - Conservation de la nature et ressources foncières, zoonose, Transmission des maladies, Animal sauvage, Animal domestique, Bétail, Interactions biologiques, Réserve naturelle, Zone protegée, Consommation alimentaire, Viande, Lait, Enquête, Danger pour la santé, Perceptions, Agriculteur,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Research Article, Cattle owners, Awareness, Zoonoses, Interface, Veterinary medicine, Risk perception, Cattle Diseases, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Animal husbandry, Wildlife, Grazing, National park, business.industry, business, Socioeconomics, Commodity chain
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