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Infectious Disease on the Farm Handout

Zoonotic Diseases, or zoonoses, are infectious diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people. They cause different types of illnesses ranging from mild to serious symptoms and are sometimes fatal. VIEW PDF

Characterizing the Role of Animal Exposures in Cryptosporidiosis and Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli Infections: South Dakota, 2012

Authors: Daly RF, Hill NT Zoonoses Public Health. Jan. 5, 2016 ABSTRACT: Cryptosporidium spp. and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains (STEC) are important causes of human illness. Incidence rates of these illnesses are high in South Dakota compared to the USA as a whole. Direct animal contact has been identified as a possible route of exposure …

E. coli 0157:H7 Surveillance in Agricultural Populations in Minnesota

Authors: Klumb C, Saunders S, Smith K Journal of Agromedicine. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 9, 2014 ABSTRACT: Escherichia coli O157:H7 (O157) is an important cause of enteric illness, causing an estimated 96,000 infections and 31 deaths annually in the United States. O157 infections are primarily foodborne but can also occur from contact with infected …

Common Zoonotic Diseases from Farm Animals

This fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health contains information about zoonotic diseases and tips for preventing illness. – What are zoonotic diseases? – What are some examples of germs that cause diarrheal zoonotic diseases? – Is it common to find these types of germs on a farm? – How do people get sick from these germs? …

Staying Safe at Petting Zoos and Fairs

Petting zoos and fairs fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – Are petting zoos and fairs safe? – What are zoonotic diseases? – What are some examples of germs that cause diarrheal zoonotic diseases? – Is it common to find these types of germs at a petting zoo or fair? – How do people get sick from …

E. coli O157:H7 on the Farm

E. coli O157:H7 fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What is E. coli O157:H7? – What are the symptoms? How long does it last? – What treatment is available for an E. coli O157:H7 infection? – How is E. coli O157:H7 spread? – Where is E. coli O157:H7 found on the farm? – How can E. coli O157:H7 …