Tuberculosis in dogs; estimated rate and concern on zoonosis risk, a report from a tropical endemic country

Sora Yasri, Viroj Wiwanitkit

Abstract


Tuberculosis is an important public health problem in several countries around the world. This global public health threat requires good disease control and management, an emerging concern is on the zoonotic tuberculosis from pet. Of several animals, dog is one of the most common pet that is kept in house and there is a risk for zoonosis from dog. Here, the authors estimate the rate of tuberculosis in dog in Thailand, a tropical country in Southeast Asia. A mathematical model based on the clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis and data on dog population in Thailand is developed for estimation of the dog tuberculosis rate. According to the study, the final estimated rate of dog tuberculosis is hereby equal to 1.17 per 100,000 households. Also, the estimated rate of dog with positive tuberculosis antigen is 58.71 per 100,000 households. The tuberculosis in dogs is an important problem but little mentioned. Due to the high estimated incidence, the disease control focusing on the zoonotic tuberculosis is necessary.

Core tip:Tuberculosis is an important public health problem in several countries around the world .The tuberculosis in dogs is an important problem but little mentioned. Due to the high estimated incidence, the disease control focusing on the zoonotic tuberculosis is necessary.

Citation:Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Tuberculosis in dogs; estimated rate and concern on zoonosis risk, a report from a tropical endemic country. Acta Persica Pathophysiologica 2019

 

 


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