Iowa State University Veterinarian

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The veterinarian frequently serves as a resource about diseases which affect both man and animal. It is his responsibility to be aware of their epidemiology and how their transmission to man can be avoided. This paper will discuss those zoonoses that occur with a higher incidence in children. The following diseases will be briefly reviewed in terms of definition, incidence and etiology, epidemiology, the disease in animals and man, and prevention and control: California encephalitis, Campylobacter enteritis, Arizona disease, infant botulism, Dipylidiasis, Ancylostomiasis, Capillariasis, Cutaneous larva migrans, and Visceral larva migrans.