Is Bovine Papular Stomatitis an Infectious Viral Zoonosis?

Mahendra Pal

Founder of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, 4 Aangan, India

Dr. Mahendra Pal, Founder of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, 4 Aangan, India.

Keywords: Stomatitis; Zoonosis; DNA


Man has domesticated many species of animals like dog, cat, goat, sheep, horse, donkey, yak, buffalo, camel, elephant etc. Domestication of animal species was done for food, clothing, work, medicine, and other uses. It is believed that cattle were domesticated around 10,500 years ago. Cattle (Bos taurus) belonged to Kingdom: Animalia, Class: Mammalia, Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Bovidae, Genus: Bos. Cattle are very important ruminant, which are raised throughout the world for milk, meat, hide, manure, transport etc. There are many diseases of varied etiologies, which can be transmitted from cattle to humans directly or indirectly [1]. The infectious diseases that are naturally transmitted from animals to human beings are called zoonoses. Some of the cattle zoonoses include anthrax, brucellosis, listeriosis, campylobacteriosis, tuberculosis, salmonellosis, staphylococcosis, cowpox, pseudocowpox, Q fever, dermatophytosis, beef tape worm etc. [1].

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