BACTERIAL DISEASES OF LIVESTOCK ANIMALS AND THEIR IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH

Amit Gupta

Abstract


Recently, whole world is facing the problem of infectious diseases related to animal diseases that pose significant threats to human health. In other words, humans may acquire zoonotic infections through various routes i.e. food, water etc. The transmission of certain bacterial diseases (through food and water) is one of the important cause of illness in both developing and developed countries. Most of the infectious pathogens that are normally reside in the intestinal tract of healthy animals and may transmit the disease through products (meat, milk or eggs) and faecal contamination of the environment. Normally, minute amount of intestinal contents are released and contaminate milk during milking; carcass at slaughter and egg during laying. Generally, risk associated with this type of contamination is somehow minimised where proper food hygiene is normally applied throughout the entire food chain from production, through processing to preparation at home. In this view, we provide some information about bacterial diseases of livestock animals and their effect or impact on human health. 


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