American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Zoonoses Guidelines

2003 AAFP Zoonoses Guidelines

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This document is currently being updated and is scheduled to be released in 2017.

Transmission of zoonotic agents from animals to people can potentially occur by direct contact with the animal, indirect contact with secretions or excretions from the animal, and contact with vehicles like water, food or fomites that were contaminated by the animal. For many agents, infection of the animal and human occurs from a shared vector or environmental exposure.

The panel members include Thomas H. Elston, DVM, DABVP, Co-Chairman; Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Co-Chairman; Dick Brown, DVM, DABVP; Lisanne Evans, DVM, DABVP; Carol Glaser, DVM, MD; Lynn Gulledge, DVM, DABVP; Lorraine Jarboe, DVM, DABVP; and Leonard C. Marcus, VMD, MD, DACVP.

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