Zoonotic Pathogens in Wildlife Traded in Markets for Human Consumption, Laos

Nawtaisong, Pruksa, Robinson, Matthew T., Khammavong, Khongsy, Milavong, Phonesavanh, Rachlin, Audrey, Dittrich, Sabine, Dubot-Pérès, Audrey, Vongsouvath, Malavanh, Horwood, Paul F., Dussart, Philippe, Theppangna, Watthana, Douangngeum, Bounlom, Fine, Amanda E., Pruvot, Mathieu, and Newton, Paul N. (2022) Zoonotic Pathogens in Wildlife Traded in Markets for Human Consumption, Laos. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 28 (4). pp. 860-864.

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We tested animals from wildlife trade sites in Laos for the presence of zoonotic pathogens. Leptospira spp. were the most frequently detected infectious agents, found in 20.1% of animals. Rickettsia typhi and R. felis were also detected. These findings suggest a substantial risk for exposure through handling and consumption of wild animal meat.

Item ID: 74897
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1080-6059
Copyright Information: Emerging Infectious Diseases is an open access journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Because the journal is in the public domain, its usage policy also conforms to conditions set forth by Creative Commons (Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 02:56
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300903 Veterinary bacteriology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200404 Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) @ 100%
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