Animal virology is essentially the study of viruses in non humans. Some viruses may infect humans through various contact and contamination pathways including food consumption.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources state that animal pests and diseases are a major threat to Australia’s livestock and poultry industries and an outbreak could impact on our access to export markets and undermine livelihoods.
There are numerous animal diseases nation wide which effect domestic pets, agricultural livestock, native species and pests. Examples of these diseases includes but is not limited to those listed below:
African swine fever, Anaplasmosis in tick free areas, Anthrax, Australian bat lyssavirus, Avian Influenza, Babesiosis in tick free areas, Bluetongue (clinical disease), Bovine virus diarrhoea Type 2, Brucella abortus, Brucella canis, Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis, Camel pox, Contagious agalactia, Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia, Contagious equine metritis, Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, Devil Facial Tumour Disease, Dourine, Duck virus hepatitis, Encephalitides (tick-borne), Enzootic bovine leucosis, Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (clinical disease), Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western and Venezuelan), Equine infectious anaemia, Equine influenza, Equine piroplasmosis (Babesia caballi and Theileria equi), Foot-and-mouth disease, Glanders, Haemorrhagic septicaemia, Heartwater, African horse sickness virus, Aujeszky’s disease virus, Borna disease virus, Bungowannah virus (porcine myocarditis), Chlamydophila abortus (enzootic abortion of ewes, ovine chlamydiosis), swine fever virus, duck herpesvirus 1 (duck viral enteritis/duck plague), Echinococcus multilocularis, equid herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) (abortigenic and neurological strains), equine arteritis virus, equine encephalosis virus, Getah virus, Hendra virus, Hepititus, Histoplasma farciminosum (epizootic lymphangitis), Influenza A viruses in swine, Jembrana disease virus, Menangle virus, Mycobacterium avium (avian tuberculosis), Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia), Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac fever), Newcastle disease virus (virulent), peste des petits ruminants virus, porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus, Psoroptes ovis (sheep scab), rabies virus, Rift Valley fever virus, rinderpest virus, Salmonella abortus-equi, Salmonella enteritidis in poultry, Salmonella Gallinarum (fowl typhoid), swine vesicular disease virus, Taenia saginata (cysticercus bovis), Teschovirus A (porcine enteroviral encephalomyelitis), Theileria parva (East Coast fever) or T. annulata (Mediterranean theileriosis), with Trichinella spp., Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease), vesicular stomatitis virus, Wesselsbron virus, Infectious bursal disease (very virulent and exotic antigenic variant forms), Japanese encephalitis, Leishmaniosis of any species, Louping ill, Lumpy skin disease, Maedi-visna, Malignant catarrhal fever (wildebeest-associated), Nairobi sheep disease, Nipah virus infection, Paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease), Porcine cysticercosis (C. cellulosae), Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome, Pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum), Pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte), Salmonellosis (abortus-ovis), Screw-worm fly - New World (Cochliomyia hominivorax), Screw-worm fly - Old World (Chrysomya bezziana), Sheep pox and goat pox, Surra (Trypanosoma evansi), Transmissible gastroenteritis, Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, chronic wasting disease of deer, feline spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie), Trypanosomosis (tsetse fly associated), Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis), Tularaemia, Turkey rhinotracheitis (avian metapneumovirus), Vesicular exanthema, Warble-fly myiasis, West Nile virus infection (clinical disease).
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Our experts have a strong background and practical experience with careers spanning many decades. They are instructors at health institutes and research associates which enables them to provide opinions on animal infections and diseases in Australia.
Many of our clients are particularly interested in their knowledge about foodborne illnesses to assist with their personal injury cases. There are over 200 different diseases that can be spread through food through bacterial, viral or toxic contamination according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). When referring to viruses that are transmitted through food, some of the most common types of foodborne diseases are:
- Hepatitis A
- Viral gastroenteritis
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