Zoonotic diseases in South American camelids in England and Wales

Kate Halsby, Fin Twomey, Charlotte Featherstone, Aiden Foster, Amanda Walsh, Katie Hewitt, Dilys Morgan

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Abstract

The number of South American camelids (SAC) in England and Wales is increasing and with this comes a risk of new and emerging infections. Although classified as livestock, these animals are also treated as pets and may be in regular contact with humans. This paper reviews zoonotic diseases that have been identified in SAC in England and Wales, and which pose a potential risk to human health. We also highlight the importance of surveillance continuing to capture information on infections in SAC for the protection of both public and animal health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1043
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume145
Issue number5
Early online date9 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

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