Rabies & Zoonoses of Public Health Interest & Animal Control,
Julia Murphy DVM, MS, DACVPM , C.M.G. Buttery M.D., MPH
After this seminar students should be able to describe
- The hazards of rabies
- The community programs and surveillance systems used to prevent spread of Rabies.
- Other Zoonoses which cause ill health in the community
- Zoonoses which are a risk for causing bioterror incidents,
- Dangers from vicious animals.
- The community hazards of uncontrolled animal populations including pets and wild life.
Animals can be dangerous to the health of humans. Epidemiologic investigation of hosts and vectors lead to the control of diseases spread by animals, and can provide early warning on bioterror attacks.
Pets, Wild Animals, Hosts, Vectors, Rabies distribution in animals, Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, Other epizootics, Vaccinations, Bite investigations, Animal Control, Veterinary public health.
CMG Buttery - Essay No. 8 Section on Vector & Animal Control,
Schneider, Introduction to PH, 4th Edn. Chapter 10, pp 154-162 and 167 -169. Or 5th Edn. Chapter 9 Pages 118-126, Chap 10 pages 154-160 and 155-157.
The Ecology of Stray Dogs, Beck, A. York Press 1973 [still the gold standard for understanding feral animals.]