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Have you hugged your zoonosis expert today?

You have probably been thinking about zoonoses (zew oh NO sees, plural form of zoonosis) this week whether you realized it or not.  A zoonosis is any infectious disease that can be spread from animals to humans, or vice versa.  It’s estimated that over 60% of human pathogens that cause disease are zoonoses. One of the most common ways zoonoses spread is via some form of vector, or intermediate host (carrier) that serves to spread the pathogen.  Mosquitoes, for example, are vectors for a variety of zoonotic diseases… Read More →