publication . Article . 2005

general concepts in zoonotic disease control

Michael R. Lappin;
  • Published: 18 Apr 2005 Journal: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, volume 35, pages 1-20 (issn: 0195-5616, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Zoonotic diseases are defined as being common to, shared by, or naturally transmitted between human beings and other vertebrate animals. Some agents might be transmitted to the person by direct contact with infected cats. Enteric zoonoses and those associated with bites and scratches are likely the most common feline zoonoses. Direct contact with respiratory secretions, urogenital secretions, or infected skin and exudates could also result in human infections. People could also be infected by a zoonotic agent via contaminated food or water, from shared vectors, or from the shared environment. Recommendations for cat ownership were recently made by a panel formed...
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