EAG V was expected to develop a review of the zoonoses of parasitic origin transmitted via companion animals. This group focused on literature research and data collection concerning major infections for companion animals.

From the preliminary identification of parasitic infectious diseases, EAG V produced a shorter list of paradigmatic priority pathogens. The route of transmission, occurrence and clinical impact in humans and companion animals were described. For each parasitic zoonoses of primary concern, aetiology, animal species involved, mode/s of transmission, prevalence of carriage and/or disease in the relevant companion animal species, impact on human health, current measures for disease prevention and control, as link to agriculture, and main reasons for concerns were detailed.

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