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Zoonotic Diseases in Society Today: Lyme Disease Public

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Zoonotic diseases are caused by microorganisms which spread naturally from animals to humans. Zoonotic diseases account for approximately 61% of all human diseases and approximately 75% of emerging diseases are zoonotic-derived. With the current rise in the global human population, zoonotic diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent. Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease prevalent in New England which will be examined to show how human and animal health play a role in the spread of a zoonotic disease.

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  • E-project-120410-143523
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  • 2010
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  • 2010-12-04
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  • Worcester
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