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Arthropod-transmitted diseases of companion animals in Southeast Asia

Irwin, P.J. and Jefferies, R. (2004) Arthropod-transmitted diseases of companion animals in Southeast Asia. Trends in Parasitology, 20 (1). pp. 27-34.

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Southeast Asia remains one of the few relatively uncharted regions of the world with respect to parasitic diseases of companion animals. The combination of tropical climate, large populations of stray dogs and cats, and increasing popularity of pet ownership in Southeast Asia provides an ideal environment for vector-borne disease transmission. Early reports suggested that arthropod-transmitted infections associated with protozoa, filariae, rickettsiae and bacteria are prevalent in the region. However, more recent investigation into the epidemiology and zoonotic potential of these pathogens has been neglected, and further study is essential if we are to develop a better understanding of their diversity and significance in both dogs and cats.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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