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example of how animals act as sentinels for emerging diseases. It also highlights the vital role that veterinarians play in recognition of emerging diseases, many of which affect humans. Given the extreme susceptibility of certain species to signs of WNV

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for populations of fish that are worth millions of dollars. With increasing numbers of pet and production fish operations, veterinarians will be expected to have the abilities and knowledge to diagnose and treat aquatic species and provide a standard

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infestation was diagnosed in the United Kingdom in 1991), a veterinarian assigned to a screwworm eradication program in Central America showed the author a 35-mm slide of a man with a screwworm infestation of the penis. a Many of the documented cases have

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.3% among inhabitants of suburban neighborhoods in Colombia. 29 Persons at risk for leptospirosis include those with occupations that involve direct contact with domestic animals (eg, livestock farmers, abattoir workers, and veterinarians) or those working

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health and veterinary medical communities to provide rapid diagnostic testing and adequate medical care for affected humans and other animals, which can number in the tens if not hundreds of thousands. Veterinarians, other health personnel, farmers, and

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domestic herbivores in North America, although this infection is no longer a substantial cause of human disease in the United States. As a result of the occurrence of anthrax worldwide, and because of its bioterrorist potential, veterinarians should

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or indirect contact. As with many classic zoonotic diseases, the role of veterinarians is critical for the detection and continued prevention and control of brucellosis. This role remains vital, as a recent study 1 again drew attention to the

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the disease. 1,3,26,45 Humans are also susceptible to glanders, but are considered accidental hosts. 5,9 Most infections develop in individuals who are in close contact with infected animals (eg, veterinarians and animal caretakers) or those working

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discussion of treatment of bites inflicted by German Shepherd Dogs that were being trained at the United States Air Force Sentry Dog School. That article contains an uncorroborated statement that “[s]tudies by veterinarians at Lackland Air Force Base indicate

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depended on a passive surveillance system; veterinarians and farmers were required to report animals with CNS signs compatible with BSE, but there was no organized effort to search for them. In 1996, the startling confirmation that BSE was a zoonosis gave

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