Zoonoses (diseases shared by animals and people) are the focus of much research at OVC. These diseases have significant impacts on human and animal health. In fact, 75 percent of new and emerging diseases are zoonotic, meaning that they can make the jump from animals to humans. Therefore, both human and veterinary medical specialists can play important roles in identifying, preventing and controlling zoonotic disease. OVC faculty study viral zoonoses such as SARS, West Nile Virus and avian influenza; bacterial agents such as Salmonella, E.coli, and parasites such as Cryptosporidium.
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