Public health significance of companion animals in emergence and re-emergence of bacterial zoonoses

  • Mohammed Dauda Goni
  • Ibrahim Jalo Muhammad
  • Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus
  • Saleh Mohammed Jajere
  • Mian Khaqan Shah
  • Abdulwahab Aliyu
  • Mohammed Goje
Keywords: Bacterial zoonoses, Companion animals, Pet, Public health

Abstract

Companion animals especially cats and dogs can provide a bridge for transmission of  emerging bacterial diseases that are zoonotic in nature. Zoonotic diseases had posed numerous risk to ownership of companion animals by human either through direct or indirect contact especially in recent years where livestock species are being used as pets. Furthermore, companion animals could play a significant role in zoonosis as a potential reservoirs of various infections. These diseases have impacted greatly to the definition of new paradigms posed by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases particularly relating to biosecurity policies and broadly to the protection of public health. Multi-sectorial collaboration for disease containment should be emphasized towards curtailing and  managing health risks regarding infectious zoonotic diseases.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2018.e267

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Author Biographies

Mohammed Dauda Goni
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kubang Kerian Kelantan Malaysia.
Ibrahim Jalo Muhammad
Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, IBB Secretariat Complex Yobe State Nigeria.
Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus
Research Unit in Microbial Food safety and Antimicrobial resistance, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary science, Chulalongkorn University, 10330 Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand.
Saleh Mohammed Jajere
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P M B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. & Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Mian Khaqan Shah
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Abdulwahab Aliyu

Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gombe State University, Nigeria.

Mohammed Goje
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P M B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. & Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Published
2018-06-28
How to Cite
Goni, M. D., Muhammad, I. J., Bitrus, A. A., Jajere, S. M., Shah, M. K., Aliyu, A., & Goje, M. (2018). Public health significance of companion animals in emergence and re-emergence of bacterial zoonoses. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 5(2), 101-109. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/37153
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Mini Review