Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future
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This book explains how animals shape our lives and our health, providing evidence that a "One Health" approach is the only logical methodology for advancing human health in the future.
• Contains illustrations and photographs to accompany the text
• Includes a bibliography with most chapters
• Features a sidebar in each chapter that presents interesting facts not found elsewhere in the chapter
• Serves as a ready reference for pet owners as well as a text for high school and college students focused on animal science and health, public health, veterinary medicine, biology, microbiology, and virology
Less frequently, pets that belong to residents, patients, and their families or friends may visit with specific familiar individuals on a temporary basis. In order to protect the health of patients, animals, and their handlers, the potential risks of infection and injury associated with animals visiting hospitalized or residential-living people need to be acknowledged and managed appropriately. Some potential adverse health eﬀorts to consider are injury from bites, trips, or falls, or scratches;.
Nation’s largest animal protection organization. Animals and Society Institute http://www.animalsandsociety.org/ Nonprofit, independent research and educational organization that advances the status of animals in public policy and promotes the study of human-animal relationships. The Latham Foundation http://www.latham.org/ Publications, videos, etc., focusing on humane education. ASPCA anti-cruelty glossary http://www.aspca.org/fight-animalcruelty/cruelty-glossary.html Common words and.
Ecology are only recently becoming recognized and appreciated. Hunting of wild animals for subsistence has always taken place in local communities worldwide, and o en in a sustainable way. However, changing dynamics have tipped the scales on wildlife harvesting in many areas. Shrinking wildlife habitat, increased accessibility, human migration into once wild lands via commercial logging roads, and ease of transportation of goods between rural villages and urban markets are just a few factors.
Quickly spread across cultures around the world, and their roles expanded to herding, hunting and sniﬃng. Dogs have been kept as companions for many years as well, but the relationship with man’s best friend has changed since World War II, when pet dog populations started to increase dramatically. In 2006, 43 million U.S. households owned dogs. Dogs are now more likely to stay inside, are considered part of the family, and provide emotional support to the owners. They also fulfill important roles.
Owners is that powerful—just think about those people who refused to move out of harm’s way during natural disasters because they refused to abandon their pets. This chapter reviews the history of pets exerting a healing influence on humans in more formal health-care se ings, describes some of the specific eﬀects that have been seen, reviews guidelines that were developed to minimize transmission of diseases or occurrence of other adverse health eﬀects, including some examples of those potential.