Self-Reported Selected Zoonotic Diseases among Animal Handlers in Ahmedabad City


The usual mechanism of disease or infection transmission from vertebrate animals to humans and vice-versa is classified as zoonosis. Globally out of all microbial pathogenic disease, 61% are zoonotic with 13% species are regarded as emerging or reemerging. Studies suggest the prevalence of innumerable known and important Z/D/S such as leptospirosis, rabies, avian influenza but the extent of burden of zoonotic diseases amongst high-risk cohorts such as animal handlers within urban geography not adequately documented.


The present study aims to document the burden of self-reported selected zoonotic diseases (Z/D/S) among animal handlers in urban areas of Ahmedabad

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January, 2018

January 25, 2018

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