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Zoonoses and the dairy industry

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Within the dairy industry, both direct transmission of zoonoses to those working with dairy animals and food-associated diseases in consumers, are important. Brucellosis, carried by cattle, camels and goats, is acknowledged as the most common zoonosis. Food-borne pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in particular but also Campylobacter and Listeria species can have a severe impact on the health of consumers. It is not only the bacteria themselves, but also their toxins, which can cause food-associated diseases.

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English
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Student
License Condition: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0  
Education Level: 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Academic Year: 
2014
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Prof Cheryl McCrindle

Emeritus Professor: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Extraordinary lecturer, School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa