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This monograph contains the principal papers and summaries from the WHO/FAO Seminar on Zoonoses. The term "zoonoses," fairly new in public health and veterinary medicine, denotes diseases of animals transmissible to man. The report deals with the subject in general and devotes special attention to five of these diseases. Annex 1 lists 86 zoonoses, of which only about 10 or 15 are important for Europe and the United States. The five diseases considered at the seminar were selected for their broad interest to the countries of Europe. The discussions that followed each section are summarized. FAO and WHO will supply further technical information on request. The prevention and eradication of zoonoses in human beings, it is said, can be accomplished in large part by control of these diseases in animals, and public health officials should encourage such measures by means of subsidies in bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis control programs; fostering
Advances in the Control of Zoonoses: Bovine Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Q Fever, Rabies. JAMA. 1954;154(17):1471. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940510071033
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