Diagnosis of zoonoses

If a zoonosis is overlooked in the differential diagnosis, many will remain undiagnosed and untreated. Table 26.1 Major zoonoses in Australia

Zoonosis

Organism/s Animal host

Q fever

Brucellosis

Psittacosis

Bovine tuberculosis

Listeriosis

Coxiella burnetii

Leptospirosis Leptospira pomona

Brucella abortus

Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi

Chlamydia psittaci

Mycobacterium bovis

Listeria monocytogenes

Various wild and domestic animals

Various domestic animals

Cattle

Marsupials

(probable)

Birds: parrots, pigeons, ducks, etc.

Cattle

Various wild and domestic animals

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