Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea.
Zoonotic: Infection that causes disease in human populations but can be perpetuated solely in nonhuman host animals (e.g., influenza); may be enzootic or epizootic.
Zoonotic pool: The population of animals infected with nonhuman microbes that present a potential threat of transmission to humans.
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