Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 750--751

Cat inside the airport: Public health issue?

Wasana Kaewla, Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Public Health Curriculum, Surindra Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Wasana Kaewla
Public Health Curriculum, Surindra Rajabhat University

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Kaewla W, Wiwanitkit V. Cat inside the airport: Public health issue?.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:750-751

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Kaewla W, Wiwanitkit V. Cat inside the airport: Public health issue?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];10:750-751
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Dear Editor,

The airport is the port way for international connection. The public health issue on the migration system should be mentioned. Generally, the disease control focusing on emerging infection is usually focused at the airport. In addition to human beings, control of the animal is a big issue. Existence of the animals inside the airport in the control area is very important issue (see example in [Figure 1]).[INLINE:1]

Bonfanti mentioned that existence of dog at the airport is a big issue and there is a concern on “drugs and explosives [1].” In fact, the report considering the existence of dog in airport existed for a long time. The first report is on the metal contamination in dogs at airport [2].

In present public health, the concern is not only on security and terrorism but the emerging zoonosis [3].

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3Kelly M. Control of infection in an international airline. Occup Med (Lond) 1993;43:91-4.