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Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 Jan-Feb; 5(1): 159–163.
PMCID: PMC2627689

Preventing zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised persons: the role of physicians and veterinarians.


We surveyed physicians and veterinarians in Wisconsin about the risk for and prevention of zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised persons. We found that physicians and veterinarians hold significantly different views about the risks posed by certain infectious agents and species of animals and communicate very little about zoonotic issues; moreover, physicians believe that veterinarians should be involved in many aspects of zoonotic disease prevention, including patient education.

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