Parasitic Zoonoses with a Canine Reservoir: An Unacceptable Human Health Hazard

  • G. C. Cook
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Human parasitoses (and other infections) which possess a reservoir in the canine population (Cook 1989) have received extensive coverage in the medical literature of the USA; in the UK awareness of this group of diseases seems less acute. In this chapter, I attempt to summarize those parasitic infections which maintain a zoonotic presence in ‘man’s best friend’. Dog populations of the UK and USA have been estimated at 6 and 55 million respectively (Baxter 1984a; Elliot et al. 1985). Problems are not, however, confined to the Western world; for example, in Nigeria dogs are also an important source of human disease (Okoh 1983).


Visceral Leishmaniasis Hydatid Cyst Hydatid Disease Alveolar Hydatid Disease Echinococcus Granulosus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Cook
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Hospital for Tropical DiseasesUniversity College HospitalUK
  2. 2.St Luke’s Hospital for the ClergyUK
  3. 3.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineUK
  4. 4.Royal Nigerian ArmyNigeria
  5. 5.Makerere UniversityUganda

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