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Emerging Public Health Threat

Zoonoses – say what? You may have never heard this term, but, you have almost certainly heard of H1N1 or SARS or West Nile virus or Ebola virus. Zoonoses are microbiologic infections acquired from animals. Zoonoses can come in the form of bacteria, viruses or parasites. A “zoonosis” (the singular form of zoonoses) is any…