Zoonotic Viruses

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  • Rabies, Lyme disease, West Nile virus-all are examples of zoonosis, an infection that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In this program, several experts discuss major zoonotic diseases of concern, as well as outline safety tips for both people and pets. Dr. Wendy Walker, president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association; Joe Conlon, medical entomologist with the American Mosquito Control Association; and Dr. Michael Zimring, director of the Center for Wilderness and Travel Medicine at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, talk about risk factors, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 12, 2010.
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  • Microbial Disease Symptoms: Zoonotic Viruses (1:07) -- West Nile Virus (1:21) -- What Is Zoonosis? (1:17) -- West Nile Disease: Residual Effects (1:05) -- West Nile Virus: Who Is at Risk? (1:36) -- West Nile Symptoms (1:01) -- Common Mosquitoes (1:01) -- Mosquitoes and Tics (0:59) -- Diseases Carried by Tics (1:19) -- Diseases from Animals and People (0:57) -- Animals, Humans, and Tics (1:12) -- Human Encroachment on Animal Territories: Increased Disease Risk (1:10) -- Rabies: Fatal Disease (1:12) -- Rabies: Progress of the Infection (0:46) -- Diseases Carried by Dogs (1:01) -- Diseases Carried by Cats (1:06) -- How to Guard Against Microbial Infection (1:02) -- Zoonotic Viruses and Travel (0:54) -- Safe Food Purchase in Third World Markets (0:56) -- Safety Tips to Avoid Zoonoses (1:06)
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