Xenogeneic:

Derived from, originating in, or being a member of another species.


Zoonotic disease or infection:

An infection or infectious disease that may be transmitted from vertebrate animals (e.g., a rodent) to humans.

ACRONYMS


AFMIC

Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


BSE

bovine spongiform encephalopathy


FSIS

Food Safety and Inspection Service


HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration


LRN

Laboratory Response Network


NAHMS

National Animal Health Monitoring System

NARMS

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

NLS

National Laboratory System

NPIP

National Poultry Improvement Plan

NVSL

National Veterinary Services Laboratory


PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PHLS

Public Health Laboratory Service


TSE

transmissible spongiform Encephalopathy


VDL

veterinary diagnostic laboratory

VEE

Venezuelan equine encephalitis

VHA

Veterans Health Administration

VS

Veterinary Services



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