Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences

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Epidemiology of bacterial zoonoses in Nigeria

YO Adesiji, AH Fagbami


This paper dicusses the epidemiology and epizootiology of bacterial zoonotic diseases in Nigeria. Six diseases are discussed including anthrax, brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis, campylobacteriosis leptospirosis, salmonellosis and tetanus. All axcept anthrax are enzootic and endemic in the country, and have been associated with high morbidity in human and the animal populations. The exact impact of the diseases on the general population in unknown because they are grossly underreported and underrecognized.

Keywords: epidemiology, bacteria, zoonoses, endemic, enzootic

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol. 5(1) 2006: 98-104
AJOL African Journals Online