Featured Videos on Zoonoses

Zoonotic diseases/zoonoses: Diseases you can get from your pets
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Dr. Karen Becker, a wellness veterinarian describes some common zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted from animals (pets) to people through fecal oral contamination (mostly soil). She draws attention to five common diseases which can be acquired from puppies, kittens, adult dogs and/or cats, namely, Hookworms, Roundworm infections, Toxoplasmosis, Cryptosporidiosis and Acute Lyme disease. The video gives simple tips that can be followed in our daily lives, for staying parasite-free - washing vegetables thoroughly before cooking or eating raw, wearing shoes and gardening gloves while gardening, practicing good tick protection, amongst others.

What are non-foodborne zoonotic diseases and how do they transmit to humans?
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A veterinarian, who works for the European Food Safety Authority, provides a well rounded introduction to aspects related to zoonoses, transmission of zoonotic diseases through direct contact, and the vector and airborne route. According to her, the key to prevent and control zoonotic diseases, is to understand the complex interaction amongst hosts, pathogens and the environment. She draws attention to the need for adopting a multidisciplinary approach, where in medical doctors and veterinarians along with other scientists can work in collaboration, more as a norm, and not an exception.

Zoonoses with a Livestock/ Wildlife Interface
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Dr. Delia Grace, Pragramme Manager Agricultural Associated Diseases, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gives an overview of international agricultural research and related agricultural diseases. She talks about a programme led by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) that looks at nutrition in poor countries with special focus on food safety, zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases.


What are Food-borne Zoonotic Pathogens and Why Are They Important for Public Health?
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A scientist at the European Food Safety Authority explains that food-borne zoonotic diseases, such as campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis and E. coli, are caused by consuming food or drinking water contaminated by bacteria and their toxins, viruses and parasites.The risks of contamination are present from farm to fork and require prevention and control throughout the food chain. The video also suggests steps consumers can take to prevent these diseases.

Livestock Disease Surveillance: TB Testing in Tanzania
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Health for Animals and Livelihood Improvement (HALI) is a collaborative ‘One Health’ project led by University of California Davis and Sokoine University of Agriculture. It shows HALI team members working with cattle herds on Mycobacterium bovis surveillance – a zoonotic disease transmitted between animals and humans through blood, undercooked meat and unpasteurised milk.

Earlier Videos

Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA CEO, explains zoonotic disease
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU_HM2Y_wbU

Diseases of Domestication - Pandemic Alert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRk-NTa7KXo

Can People Get Disease from Animals?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrJ13M1cVec

A Living from Livestock - India
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZvnlZBtJH4

Zoonotic Diseases - Danger in Our Backyards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n77-Y29-ao

Diseases passed from animals to humans - Canine zoonoses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LekuiphJZaU&feature=PlayList&p=8369E9FCA80A1697&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=0033