Founder Director of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, India
*Corresponding Author: Mahendra Pal, Founder Director of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, India.
Received: April 02, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018
Citation: Mahendra Pal. “Growing Significance of Cat Scratch Disease as an Emerging Zoonosis”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.6 (2018).
Since antiquity the human beings are intimately linked with animals. Various types of animals, such as rabbit, chinchilla, ferret, hamster, guinea pig, rat, mice, gerbil, squirrel, deer, monkey, dog, cat, parrot, pigeon, fowl, budgerigar, canary, turtle, tortoise, fresh water fish, salt water fish, snake, lizard etc. are kept as pets. However, the dogs and cats are the most common types of pets, and are considered as family members by sharing the environment. The pet population in India is estimated over 15 million in 2016. The number of pet cats is projected 70 million and 47 million in USA and Europe, respectively. It is thought that African wild cats were probably domesticated in Middle East about 10,000 years before.
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