Food Safety

Animal diseases transmissible to humans and food safety

Published: 18 March 2019

Animal diseases transmissible to humans and food safety

Petr Šatrán
Josef Duben

The publication issued in 2018 provides a brief overview of zoonoses – diseases that are naturally transmissible, directly or indirectly, betwen animals and humans, for example via contaminated foodstuffs.</p >

The publication is focused on infections, the source of which is mostly food. There are elaborated chapters on salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, trichinosis, parasitosis, leptospir
osis, listeriosis, spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other diseases.

The individual chapters present a brief characteristics of the disease agents and incidence of certain animal and human diseases.

Furthermore there is information on the current disease situation, the disease risks and the prevention of infections.

The aim of the publication is to inform the general public about the issue of zoonoses, to ensure food safety and also to familiarize the general public with the activities of the relevant supervisory authori

The publication is not translated into English.

For futher information about zoonoses go to the website such as for example