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Emerging Diseases
Call for global surveillance of diseases of companion animals

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THE absence of companion animal species from international One Health agendas represents ‘a gap that requires urgent attention’.

So say members of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's (WSAVA's) One Health Committee and coauthors from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in a review published online recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

In their review, the authors point out that, while most emerging infectious diseases in people …

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