David Newman North Dakota State University

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Zoonotic Diseases in Pork Production

Publish Date: 04/09/2012

Zoonoses are diseases transmissible between animals and humans. Zoonoses can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. In each stage of pork production, there are different potential zoonoses that workers should be aware of. Although most exposures do not result in disease, it is important to educate yourself on the risks involved in working with swine.


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