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  • Writer's pictureLisa V.

Dangerous Zoonoses - HOCL as a solution!

According to the WHO, zoonoses are

"Diseases and infections that are transmitted naturally between vertebrates and humans".

According to the National Research Platform for Zoonoses, these can be transmitted via viruses, bacteria and fungi, for example. Thus, they can be transmitted from farm animals as well as from domestic animals. Currently, more than 200 zoonoses are known worldwide. Among their pathogens are Salmonellosis, Escherichia coli (EHEC), HIV, Borna viruses, Lyme disease, brucellosis, chlamydiosis, BSE, echinococcosis, tick-borne encephalitis (FSME), hantavirus infections, (zoonotic) influenza, cowpox, leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, MERS coronavirus, anthrax, ornithosis, Q fever, SARS, rabies, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, viral haemorrhagic fevers, West Nile fever, plague and Zika.

Zoonotic influenza is one of the viral diseases. Especially in modern times, humans and animals are increasingly exposed to viruses. These become particularly problematic for health when they are unknown to the immune system and affect the respiratory tract. The risk of rapid spread is high with these diseases.

On 13 May 2020, at the hearing of the Environment Committee of the German Bundestag on "Zoonoses - Cause, Spread, Prevention", experts pointed out that zoonoses should be considered from an ecological point of view. Habitat destruction and deforestation favour the transmission of zoonoses by wild animals, as contact with livestock and humans increases considerably.

"Factors such as rapid population growth, increasing mobility, changes in animal breeding and husbandry, and climate change"

are making zoonoses more and more important. The National Research Platform for Zoonoses points this out on its website.

Now it is up to us to ensure prevention. With the support of an independent colloquium of scientists from various research fields, oji Europe GmbH has developed a method in which a HOCL solution is released into the indoor air.

This renders viruses, bacteria and fungi harmless for humans and animals. This can prevent many viral diseases and other zoonoses, especially in veterinary practices, veterinary clinics, closed livestock husbandry and also in pet keeping.

Public Relations @oji Europe | Lisa Voget |

Image material: beavera from Getty Images Image with dog, jackF from Canva OP image, Yuliya Shustik from Canva Image with cat

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