GASTRO-INTESTINAL ZOONOTIC DISEASES
- There are various zoonotic diseases affecting the intestinal tract. Some examples are infections with Salmonella, E.Coli, Campylobacter, Rota virus, Cryptosporidia and Giardia.
- The infection occurs through the faecal-oral route which is always a possible route of contamination in the rural environs where close contact with cattle is common.
- The young, malnourished, immuno-compromised and pregnant women are usually more susceptible.
- The common symptoms in gastro-intestinal zoonotic diseases are fever, diarrhoea, loss of appetite , weight loss, dehydration etc.
Zoonotic diseases can be cured if diagnosed and treated promptly