and recurrent zoonoses, vector-borne and non-vector-borne, such as for arenaviruses. The important point is that, although particular zoonotic diseases have particular etiologic agents, the controlling conditions for each may have enough similarities to provide us with predictors of risk for acquisition and, therefore, with bases for prevention and control measures.
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