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Vector-borne Diseases and Zoonotic (transmitted between animals and humans) Diseases

The potential of emerging diseases such as Avian Influenza (bird flu) to spread rapidly world-wide is accelerating research on zoonoses, diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans. Plans to investigate and either prevent or control such disease outbreaks involve coordination of standardized animal and human health data; increased collaboration among veterinarians, doctors, and wildlife biologists; as well as the development of early warning systems. USGS is contributing expertise to these areas by describing and investigating the links between animal disease and public health threats. USGS is also contributing expertise to the study of vector-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. Arthropods, such as fleas, ticks, or mosquitos, are common vectors that transfer disease from an infected individual to others, be they wild or domestic animals or people

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Date Of Record Release 2009-02-22 16:48:47
Description The potential of emerging diseases such as Avian Influenza (bird flu) to spread rapidly world-wide is accelerating research on zoonoses, diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans. Plans to investigate and either prevent or control such disease outbreaks involve coordination of standardized animal and human health data; increased collaboration among veterinarians, doctors, and wildlife biologists; as well as the development of early warning systems. USGS is contributing expertise to these areas by describing and investigating the links between animal disease and public health threats. USGS is also contributing expertise to the study of vector-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. Arthropods, such as fleas, ticks, or mosquitos, are common vectors that transfer disease from an infected individual to others, be they wild or domestic animals or people
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Source United States Geological Survey
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-02-22 16:44:46
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Date Last Modified 2010-10-10 21:21:05
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-02-22 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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