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Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2009 Sep;12(3):401-15, Table of Contents. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2009.06.003.

Bacterial and parasitic zoonoses of exotic pets.

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  • 1Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA.


Zoonoses are estimated to make up to 75% of today's emerging infectious diseases. Many of these diseases are carried and transmitted by exotic pets and wildlife. Exotic animal practitioners must be aware of these risks not only to protect their health but also to safeguard the health of staff and clients. This article reviews selected bacterial and parasitic zoonoses associated with exotic animals.

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