Surveillance of zoonotic infectious diseases transmitted by small companion animals, Day M J, Breitschwerdt E, Cleaveland S, Karkare U, Khanna C, Kirpensteijn J, Kuiken T, Lappin MR, McQuiston J, Mumford E, Myers T, Palatnik-de-Sousa CB, Rubin C, Takashima G, Thiermann A.  Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 18, issue 12, December 2012.   Please see above U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Infectious Disease Journal article link:     *The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) issues Press Release November 12, 2012:   Call for global monitoring of infectious diseases in dogs and cats   “Most emerging infectious diseases of humans come from animals.  International health agencies monitor these diseases, but they do so only for humans and livestock, not for companion dogs and cats.  A new study recommends a global system is needed to monitor infectious diseases of companion dogs and cats. ...”   *Press release: