Streptobacillosis: a fever caused by rat bites

Streptobacillosis, often referred to as rat-bite fever, is a zoonosis caused by the bacterium Streptobacillus moniliformis. Although rare, this infection can have serious consequences for both animals and humans. In this article, we explore in detail the characteristics of this disease, its mode of transmission, symptoms in humans and animals, and methods of diagnosis, treatment … Read more

Sodoku: this zoonosis transmitted by rats

Zoonoses, or diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, are a major public health issue. These include sodoku, a rare infection caused by the bacterium Spirillum minus. It is transmitted mainly through rat bites and scratches. What infectious agent is responsible? Spirillosis due to rat bites, also known as sodoku, is caused by … 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

Rouget du Porc: Implications for Human Health

Porcine erysipelas is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. This zoonosis, transmissible from animals to humans, is a significant concern for workers in close contact with pigs, such as breeders, butchers and vets. What is the bacterium responsible? Porcine rouget fever is a bacterial disease that mainly affects pigs, but occasionally also … Read more

Rabies: Understanding this deadly zoonosis

Rabies is a serious and often fatal viral zoonosis, transmissible from animals to humans, which is a major public health problem in many parts of the world. Caused by the rabies virus, it mainly affects mammals, including dogs, bats and humans. The virus attacks the central nervous system, causing severe neurological symptoms. These symptoms generally … 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

Ornithosis – Psittacosis: Focus on this rare infection

Ornithosis, also known as psittacosis, is a rare bacterial infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci . This bacterium is found mainly in birds. Transmissible to humans, the disease can cause severe symptoms, including atypical pneumonia and respiratory problems. What is the infectious agent? The terms “psittacosis” and “ornithosis” refer to human infections caused by C. psittaci, … Read more

Listeriosis: Understanding and preventing this foodborne infection

Listeriosis is a serious bacterial infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes. This pathology, often linked to the consumption of contaminated food, can have severe consequences, particularly in vulnerable people such as pregnant women, newborn babies, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. What bacteria are responsible? Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria ivanovii are bacteria present in the environment. Listeriosis … Read more

Leptospirosis: A Neglected Zoonosis with Serious Implications

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infectious disease that mainly affects animals, but can also affect humans. Caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira, this zoonosis is often underestimated despite its potentially serious implications for public health. It is transmitted mainly through exposure to water or soil contaminated by the urine of infected animals, particularly rodents. What … Read more

Hydatidosis: a silent parasitic infection

Hydatidosis, also known as hydatid cyst, is a parasitic zoonosis caused mainly by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. Although rare in developed countries, this infection remains a public health problem in many parts of the world. It mainly affects the liver and lungs, but can also affect other organs. It can lead to serious complications if … Read more

Monkey Herpes B: A Rare but Fatal Zoonotic Virus

Herpes B, also known as virus B or Herpesvirus simiae, is a rare zoonotic virus that is potentially fatal to humans. Originating in macaques, it can cause serious infections in people exposed through bites, scratches or contact with the secretions of infected monkeys. Although rare, herpes B infection in humans requires urgent medical attention. It … Read more