Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses have not been given high priority in China, although the role of companion animals as reservoirs for zoonotic parasitic diseases has been recognized worldwide. With an increasing number of dogs and cats under unregulated conditions in China, the canine and feline parasitic zoonoses are showing a trend towards being gradually uncontrolled. Currently, canine and feline parasitic zoonoses threaten human health, and cause death and serious diseases in China. This article comprehensively reviews the current status of major canine and feline parasitic zoonoses in mainland China, discusses the risks dogs and cats pose with regard to zoonotic transmission of canine and feline parasites, and proposes control strategies and measures.
Chen, J., Xu, M. J., Zhou, D. H., Song, H. Q., Wang, C. R., & Zhu, X. Q. (2012). Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses in China. Parasites and Vectors. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-152