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Emerging Diseases of Animals

Editors: Corrie Brown1, Carole Bolin2
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Affiliations: 1: Department of Pathology College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; 2: Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Content Type: Monograph
Format: Electronic
Publication Year: 2000

Category: Clinical Microbiology

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While it is widely recognized that diseases in humans are emerging at an unprecedented rate, an often overlooked phenomenon is that the same issue is present in animal populations, where new diseases are occurring at an even faster rate than in humans.

This important new volume provides an in-depth review of various emerging diseases in animals and highlights the importance of veterinary medicine in the control of emerging diseases. It discusses the need for an awareness of emerging diseases in animals in preparation for emerging diseases in humans and offers an understanding of the serious negative consequences of animal diseases on human populations, including zoonotic potential, ecological impact, and compromising of the food chain.

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