BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 02 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1372
  1. Samena Chaudhry
  1. BMJ Clegg scholar
    • The human-dog relationship is unique. Dogs are faithful companions, they can sniff out drugs, and their domestication means that we globally use them for sporting, herding, guarding, and for food. Yet do we realise how many zoonotic infections dogs can carry? Rabies and leishmaniasis are two widespread conditions known to cause significant economic and public health problems around the world. Only last month a man who contracted rabies after being bitten by a dog in the Philippines died in a London …

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