Bovine Tuberculosis: A Zoonosis with Crucial Impacts

Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease that affects many animal species, including humans. This zoonosis, caused by bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, is a major public and veterinary health issue. Understanding the mechanisms of infection, modes of transmission, symptoms and possible treatments is crucial in the fight against this disease. What is the infectious agent … Read more

Salmonellosis: Understanding and preventing these infections

Zoonoses are a group of infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Among these, salmonellosis is particularly noteworthy because of its frequency and the major health consequences it causes. These infections, caused by bacteria of the Salmonella genus, manifest themselves through a range of symptoms, from mild gastroenteritis to serious infections. What infectious … Read more

Pasteurellosis: a silent threat to animals and humans

Pasteurellosis is a bacterial infection caused by species of the Pasteurella genus, often associated with domestic and wild animals. It can affect humans, mainly through animal bites or scratches, leading to local or systemic infections. What bacteria are responsible? Pasteurellosis is an infectious disease that can affect animals and humans, caused by bacteria of the … Read more

Mad Cow Disease: Myths, Realities and Issues

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, is a progressive neurological pathology that affects cattle. The disease emerged in the 1980s, causing worldwide concern because of its potential transmission to humans through the consumption of contaminated products. BSE belongs to a group of neurodegenerative diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). These … Read more

Cowpox virus: Everything you need to know about cowpox

The Cowpox virus, also known as cowpox, belongs to the Poxviridae family and the Orthopoxvirus genus. Less well known than the human smallpox virus, Cowpox remains a subject of interest for public health professionals and virology researchers. The disease it causes is characterised by skin ulcers, redness and severe oedema, which may contain pus. Symptoms … Read more

Brucellosis: a bacterial zoonosis at the human-animal interface

Brucellosis, a bacterial zoonosis of global importance, is attracting increasing interest due to its impact on public health, animal health and the economy. The disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella. It can be transmitted directly or indirectly between animals and humans. This infection particularly affects domestic and wild ruminants, as well as … Read more