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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Contact zoonosis related to aquaculture: a growing concern

Authors
item Haenen, Olga -
item Evans, Joyce
item Longshaw, Matt -
item Berthe, Franck -

Submitted to: The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 29, 2011
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Citation: Haenen, O.L., Evans, J.J., Longshaw, M., Berthe, F. 2011. Contact zoonosis related to aquaculture: a growing concern. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). poster. June 28-30 2011. Panama

Interpretive Summary: Aquaculture develops fast worldwide, with new cultured species and increased global transport of live aquaculture products. There is a growing recognition of zoonotic disease agents causing epidemics and carrier states in cultured fish and shellfish, especially from warm water systems, transmitted to humans, resulting in mild to severe disease. Diagnosis of zoonotic infections in humans by clinicians is hampered by a poor knowledge of zoonotic disease from aquaculture.

Technical Abstract: Aquaculture develops fast worldwide, with new cultured species and increased global transport of live aquaculture products. There is a growing recognition of zoonotic disease agents causing epidemics and carrier states in cultured fish and shellfish, especially from warm water systems, transmitted to humans, resulting in mild to severe disease. Diagnosis of zoonotic infections in humans by clinicians is hampered by a poor knowledge of zoonotic disease from aquaculture.

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