Zoonotic diseases in South American camelids in England and Wales

K. HALSBY, D. F. TWOMEY, C. FEATHERSTONE, A. FOSTER, A. WALSH, K. HEWITT, D. MORGAN
2017 Epidemiology and Infection  
SUMMARY The number of South American camelids (SACs) in England and Wales is increasing and with this comes a risk of new and emerging infections. Although classified as livestock, these animals are also treated as pets and may be in regular contact with humans. This paper reviews zoonotic diseases that have been identified in SACs in England and Wales, and which pose a potential risk to human health. We also highlight the importance of surveillance continuing to capture information on
more » ... rmation on infections in SACs for the protection of both public and animal health.
doi:10.1017/s0950268816003101 pmid:28065171 fatcat:ykleotlmnffcdfjoaelldbqlwe