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Title: Overview of zoonotic infections from fish and shellfish

item Evans, Joyce
item Haenen, O.l.m. - Central Veterinary Institute
item Berthe, Frank - European Food Safety Authority

Submitted to: Aquaculture America Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/29/2012
Publication Date: 2/21/2013
Citation: Evans, J.J., Haenen, O., Berthe, F. 2013. Overview of zoonotic infections from fish and shellfish. Aquaculture America Conference. P.315.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transferred from animals, whether wild or domesticated, to humans. Zoonotic infections can be divided into: 1) topically acquired infection caused by contact with aquatic animals or their products and 2) food borne infection caused by eating raw or undercooked aquatic products. As aquaculture production and consumption of aquacultural products increases, the possibility of zoonotic infection from either handling or ingestion of these products also increases. This paper presents an overview of the zoonotic potential and prevention of topically acquired (contact) bacterial from aquaculture species.