Reverse zoonoses: sometimes the threat comes from humans

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The Covid-19 pandemic has raised awareness  about zoonoses, the diseases transmitted by animals to humans. But there are also reverse zoonoses, and they appear to be increasing. They occur when humans transmit pathogens to animals. Their number, as well as that of traditional zoonoses, is expected to grow. Unless we intensify research in the field and adopt a One Health approach, which recognizes the interdependence between the health and well-being of people and animals.

Veterinary Immunotherapy and Translational Research


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