Risques sanitaires liés aux nouveaux animaux de compagnie d'origine sauvage

Bruno B Chomel, Henri Jean Boulouis

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Abstract

Exotic and pocket pets are becoming more and more popular in developed countries. These animals can carry zoonotic pathogens and young children and elderly people as well as immunocompromised persons are at highest risk to contract severe or even lethal infections. Despite the small number of such incidents or outbreaks compared to the large number of exotic and pocket pets owned by households, risk of infection still exist. Basic hygienic rules and a regular veterinary and medical check-up should be apply regularly to reduce such a risk.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1443-1452
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin de l'Academie Nationale de Medecine
Volume198
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Pets
  • Wild
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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