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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Veterinary doctors to be a part of National Disease Surveillance Program.

Veterinary doctors to be a part of National Disease Surveillance Program.National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is exploring the option of involving veterinary public health specialists in the national disease surveillance programme. With the threat of zoonotic diseases—ailments transmitted from animals to humans—looming large, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is exploring the option of involving veterinary public health specialists in the national disease surveillance programme. Zoonotic diseases include brucellosis (caused by unpasteurized milk or undercooked meat), swine flu, rabies, plague, and bovine tuberculosis. The role of veterinary public health specialists will be clearly defined so that the disease pattern of many emerging and re-emerging diseases that are showing up in different places in the country, and most of which are going undiagnosed and unreported, can be studied. There is utmost need in the country today to build bridges of cooperation between medical researchers and practitioners, veterinary scientists and practitioners, and environmentalists to solve the problem. If we want to have a proper surveillance system of these diseases, role of veterinary public health specialists cannot ignored, more