Disasters that involve flooding are well-known sources of disease of great concern to public health officials. In addition to the commonly recognized waterborne diseases of typhoid, cholera and dysentery, a large host of infectious zoonotic organisms (those that can transmit disease from animals to humans) may be encountered in flood-contaminated waters.
Marcia Merryman, DVM, from the Education Section of the National Center for Foreign Animal & Zoonotic Disease Defense has prepared the fact sheet, "Prevention of Waterborne Zoonotic Disease."
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