Tag Archives: zoonotic diseases

Zoonotic Diseases Are Becoming More Dangerous. SGU Has the Solution.

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
May 10, 2018

The World Health Organization just identified a mysterious new disease that could emerge over the next year — and pose a huge threat to human health. Referred to as ‘Disease X’, the pathogen will likely be transmitted from animals.[1] That’s not surprising. Many of the world’s most dangerous diseases come from animals. Successfully defeating such […]

Human and Animal Health Considerations

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
September 27, 2011

Whether people own dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits or fish, they need to be aware that domestic animals can have an effect on their health by transmitting certain diseases. Animal diseases, that are zoonotic diseases, are those naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans. Multiple zoonotic diseases can potentially affect human health and are caused […]

Zoonoses and Today

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 1, 2011

Since the beginning of human existence, health challenges to individuals and populations have formed an integral and never ending component of life. In the earliest times, health challenges were in the form of injuries from adverse environmental conditions and aggressive interactions between and among fellow humans. While this basic ecologic framework of human pathology applies […]