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Zoonotic tuberculosis and brucellosis in Africa: Neglected zoonoses or minor public-health issues? The outcomes of a multi-disciplinary workshop

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dc.contributor.author Marcotty, T.
dc.contributor.author Matthys, F.
dc.contributor.author Godfroid, J.
dc.contributor.author Rigouts, L.
dc.contributor.author Ameni, G.
dc.contributor.author Van Pittius, N. G.
dc.contributor.author Kazwala, R.
dc.contributor.author Muma, J.
dc.contributor.author Van Helden, P.
dc.contributor.author Walravens, K.
dc.contributor.author De Klerk, L. M.
dc.contributor.author Geoghegan, C.
dc.contributor.author Mbotha, D.
dc.contributor.author Otte, M.
dc.contributor.author Amenu, K.
dc.contributor.author Samra, N. A
dc.contributor.author Botha, C.
dc.contributor.author Ekron, M.
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, A.
dc.contributor.author Jori, F.
dc.contributor.author Kriek, N.
dc.contributor.author McCrindle, C.
dc.contributor.author Michel, A.
dc.contributor.author Morar, D.
dc.contributor.author Roger, F.
dc.contributor.author Thys, E.
dc.contributor.author Den Bossche, P. V.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-24T10:48:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-24T10:48:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 0003-4983
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1705
dc.description Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 2009, Vol. 103(5): 401–411 en_US
dc.description.abstract Late in 2007, veterinary, medical and anthropological professionals from Europe and Africa met in a 2-day workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, to evaluate the burden, surveillance and control of zoonotic tuberculosis and brucellosis in sub-Saharan Africa. Keynote presentations reviewed the burden of these diseases on human and livestock health, the existing diagnostic tools, and the available control methods. These presentations were followed by group discussions and the formulation of recommendations. The presence of Mycobacterium bovis and Brucella spp. in livestock was considered to be a serious threat to public health, since livestock and animal products are the only source of such infections in human beings. The impact of these pathogens on human health appears to be relatively marginal, however, when compared with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections and drug resistance, HIV and malaria. Appropriate diagnostic tools are needed to improve the detection of M. bovis and Brucella spp. in humans. In livestock, the ‘test-and-slaughter’ approach and the pasteurization of milk, which have been used successfully in industrialized countries, might not be the optimal control tools in Africa. Control strategies should fit the needs and perceptions of local communities. Improved intersectoral and international collaboration in surveillance, diagnosis and control, and in the education of medical and veterinary personnel, are advocated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology en_US
dc.subject Zoonotic tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Minor public-health issues? en_US
dc.subject Brucellosis en_US
dc.subject Mycobacterium bovis en_US
dc.subject Veterinary en_US
dc.subject Medical and anthropological professionals en_US
dc.title Zoonotic tuberculosis and brucellosis in Africa: Neglected zoonoses or minor public-health issues? The outcomes of a multi-disciplinary workshop en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/136485909X451771 en_US


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