Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to give the student the essential concepts concerning the main infectious zoonoses with particular reference to zoonoses of zootechnic interest and of food origin. At the end of the course, the student will have acquired competence relating to the application of preventive measures for controlling diseases of zoonotic origin in general and of the zoonoses dealt with in particular.
Microbiology and Immunology
Course contents summary
Definitions of zoonoses. Frequency, importance, etiology, symptomatology and fight methods against zoonoses.
a) sources of infection
b) methods of transmission
a) circumstances of infection of humans: professional zoonoses, accidental zoonoses, freetime zoonoses, family zoonoses
b) life cycle of causal agent: orthozoonosis, cyclozoonosis, metazoonosis, saprozoonosis
c) evolution of zoonoses in humans
The course will examine the main bacterial and viral infectious zoonoses. Etiology, epidemiology , pathogenesis, clinical pictures, diagnosis, therapy, disease prevention measures and the legislation will be considered for each disease.
ANDREANI E., BUONAVOGLIA C., COMPAGNUCCI M., CONTINI A., FARINA R., FLAMMINI C.F., GENTILE G., GUALANDI G., MANDELLI G., PANINA G., PAPPARELLA V., PASCUCCI S., POLI G., REDAELLI G., RUFFO G., SCATOZZA F., SIDOLI L. Malattie infettive degli animali. UTET, Turin.
POLI G., COCILOVO A. Microbiologia e immunologia veterinaria. UTET, Turin