Zoonotic and Economically Significant Pathogens of Peri-Urban Wild Dogs Across North-Eastern New South Wales and South-Eastern Queensland, Australia

Wild dogs are common in peri-urban environments; however, their role in the transmission of zoonotic pathogens to these communities is unknown. We aimed to establish the pent status of zoonotic and economically significant pathogens carried by peri-urban wild dogs. Zoonotic parasites are commonly harboured, and bacterial pathogens are present, but at a lower prevalence. These results suggest that wild dogs do harbour zoonotic pathogens within peri-urban environments, which should be an important consideration when implementing management programs.


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Wildlife Research 46(3) 212-221


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Harriott, Lana (Author); Soares , Magalh~Albes Ricardo (Author); Gentle, Matthew (Author); Traub, Rebecca (Author); Cobbold, Rowland (Author)


CSIRO Publishing: 2019