Research Article | Livestock Products Technology

Scope of Combating Zoonotic Infections in India-Learnings from Covid-19

Indu Pant and Ravindranath Shashidhar

Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India and Life Sciences, Homi Bhabha National Institute (DAE-Deemed University), Trombay, Mumbai 400094, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2022 : 99 (6) - pages 34 to 37
(Received: , Accepted: )


The zoonotic infection poses threat to global health security. Zoonotic diseases are not new in India. The problem is getting aggravated due to lifestyle changes, frequent travel across the country, significant changes in food habits, technology, urbanization and globalization. Zoonosis not only causes human life loss but also puts tremendous burden on the economics. In a developing country like India, there is a close proximity between animals and humans and shortage of rapid diagnostic tools and surveillance systems. India’s position in combating zoonotic infections become prominent as we are a developing nation with immense potential in science and technology.

Key Words: Zoonosis, vaccination, sanitation, artificial intelligence

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