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State-level zoonotic disease surveillance in the United States.

Scotch M, Rabinowitz P, Brandt C. State-level zoonotic disease surveillance in the United States. Zoonoses and public health. 2011 Dec 1; 58(8):523-8.

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Most emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, yet recent commissions have highlighted deficiencies in their surveillance. We conducted a survey to understand the needs of state agencies for zoonotic disease surveillance. The findings will hopefully support the development of biomedical informatics applications that can link animal and human data for surveillance.

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