Zoonoses and foodborne animal pathogens

Zoonoses are defined by the World Health Organisation as "Diseases and infections which are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and man". A zoonotic agent may be a bacterium, virus, fungus, parasite, or other communicable agent. Zoonoses cover a broad range of diseases with different clinical and epidemiological features and control measures.

Advice to pregnant women during the lambing season - Pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during the lambing season.

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