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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 […]