Zoonoses: Both sides of the coin

February 22, 2021

 Presented by Dr. Danny Joffe and Dr. Mark Joffe. At least 80% of “new” human diseases are zoonotic in origin. It behooves veterinarians and medical health care professionals to review the life cycles and clinical implications of common zoonotic diseases. This talk will discuss several zoonotic diseases from both the human and veterinary health care perspectives. Toxocariasis, Echinococcosis, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis and Capnocytophaga will be discussed in detail from both the human and veterinary perspectives. The knowledge of life cycles, transmission patterns and human health concerns will help veterinarians to better council their clients with regards to prevention of these diseases in their patients and clients. This learning activity includes four capsules that examine both sides of the coin for:

  • Echinococcosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Leptospirosis & capnocytophaga
  • Toxocariasis

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