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The emergence of zoonotic diseases : understanding the impact on animal and human health : workshop summary / Tom Burroughs, Stacey Knobler, and Joshua Lederberg, editors ; Forum on Emerging Infections, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08327-3 (pbk.)

1. Zoonoses--Congresses.

[DNLM: 1. Zoonoses--epidemiology--Congresses. 2. Communicable Diseases, Emerging--Congresses. WC 950 E53 2002] I. Burroughs, Tom. II. Knobler, Stacey. III. Lederberg, Joshua. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Emerging Infections.

RA639 .E46 2002

614.5'6--dc21

2002002392

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