Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future

Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future

Language: English

Pages: 286

ISBN: 0313385297

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This book explains how animals shape our lives and our health, providing evidence that a "One Health" approach is the only logical methodology for advancing human health in the future.

• Contains illustrations and photographs to accompany the text

• Includes a bibliography with most chapters

• Features a sidebar in each chapter that presents interesting facts not found elsewhere in the chapter

• Serves as a ready reference for pet owners as well as a text for high school and college students focused on animal science and health, public health, veterinary medicine, biology, microbiology, and virology

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those species identified 22 Animals, Diseases, and Human Health as being of higher risk of causing human infection or injury, such as reptiles, amphibians, monkeys, rodents, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, or other recently domesticated wild animals. Animals obtained directly from the wild or obtained directly from an animal shelter or similar facility are not suitable because of their unknown or predictable behavior or health history. AAI animals should be adults, li er-trained, and part of an

concern in all mammals, including large cats. If one of these large cats is placed in an environment that involves close contact with people and the cat bites or scratches a person, rabies post-exposure prophylaxis might be necessary for the person who was bi en—that is, if the cat is either euthanized and tests positive for rabies or if the cat is no longer available for testing— which is neither benign nor inexpensive. In addition to the harm that these large cats can inflict on people, the

2008;225:9–26. 2. Morens DM, Folkers GK, Fauci AS. Emerging infections: A perpetual challenge. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2008;8:710–19. 3. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. AIDS epidemic update, December 2009. Available at: Epi_Update_2009_en.pdf. 4. Jones KE, Patel NG, Levy MA, et al. Global trends in emerging infectious diseases. Nature 2008;451:990–94. 5. Smolinski MS, Hamburg MA, Lederberg J. Microbial threats to health: Emergence,

products (both legal and illegal), such as bushmeat, fashion and decorative items, and medicinal products traded every year is impossible to quantify due to its enormity. Estimated annual harvests for bushmeat is more than 5 million tons of wild mammal meat from Neotropical (0.15 million) and Afrotropical 104 Animals, Diseases, and Human Health (4.9 million) forests.5 Estimates of animals harvested for traditional Chinese medicine every year is nearly unquantifiable. Harvests of seahorses

and hares, raccoons, foxes, wild hedgehogs, and squirrels. REALITY AND THIS CHAPTER This book is designed to educate readers about animal diseases and their impact on human health. In the following pages you will learn about diseases that small mammals can carry and consequently transmit to people. This chapter will address zoonoses from pet, laboratory, and wild small mammals. Do not let the material presented color your view of the world. Microbes are ubiquitous in nature. They are spread via

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