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When Cows Go Crazy: The Inextricable Link Between Human and Animal Health

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Spring

This Freshman Seminar was given Spring semesters 2010 and 2011. The following information is from archived materials. 

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Since 1940, more than 330 infectious diseases have emerged into human populations. The majority of these have been caused by zoonoses, which are diseases of animals that infect humans. Examples of zoonotic diseases include HIV/AIDS, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (a.k.a. "Mad Cow" disease), West Nile virus, Ebola, and avian influenza. Many of the agents of bioterrorism are zoonotic, including anthrax, plague, and tularemia...

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