Causes and Consequences of Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals: Role of the Veterinarian

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2010-01-01
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Roth, James
Galyon, Jane
Roth, James
Stumbaugh, Amber
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Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
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Emerging and exotic animal diseases present a growing threat to human and animal health and jeopardize food security. Increases in human and animal populations, with accompanying environmental degradation and globalized trade and travel, enhance opportunities for transfer of pathogens within and between species. The resulting diseases pose enormous challenges now and in the future.

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This chapter is from Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, 4th edition (2010): 10. Posted with permission.

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