Zoonoses fact sheet

The Zoonoses fact sheet answers the question “What are the potential zoonotic pathogens from dogs in Indigenous communities?” A zoonosis is a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Australia has at least 89 zoonotic agents and zoonotic disease can be...

Skin sores and Streps – zoonoses fact sheet

Streptococci (Streps) are bacteria that can be found on the skin of humans and dogs. Streps are involved in rheumatic fever and post-rheumatic kidney and heart disease. The Skin sores and Streps fact sheet answers questions, including: What are skin sores? What are...

Salmonella – zoonoses fact sheet

Salmonella – zoonoses fact sheet contains information including, what is salmonella, how is it spread, how dogs have a role in spreading salmonella. Gastrointestinal diseases are a major problem in young children in Indigenous communities, and an important...

Gut diseases – zoonoses fact sheet

Gut diseases – zoonoses fact sheet Gastrointestinal diseases are a major problem in young children in Indigenous communities, and an important factor in failure to thrive. In Western Australia, hospitalisation for gastroenteritis was 7 times higher in Aboriginal...

Dog bites and attacks – zoonoses fact sheet

Dog bites and attacks – zoonoses fact sheet Learn about dog bites and attacks in remote communities Whilst dog bites are not are infectious diseases transmitted from animals to humans, they are a serious risk to human health. Dog attacks and dog bites are common...