December 2015
Zoonotic Diseases
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This self-quiz covers transmission routes and risks associated with human exposure to several zoonotic diseases commonly linked to pets.

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Author

Radford G. Davis

DVM, MPH, DACVPM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames

Radford G. Davis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, is Associate Professor of public health in the department of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames. His major areas of interest are improving global health through innovative international programs in animal health and human health.  Dr. Davis received his DVM from Colorado State University and MPH from University of Arizona.

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