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    Zoonotic Resources

    Zoonotic diseases (zoonoses/zoonotics) are caused by germs spread between animals and people. Anyone can get sick from a zoonotic disease, even healthy people. In fact, the majority of emerging infectious diseases in the US are zoonotic in nature. Agricultural producers are high-risk for work-related zoonotic disease infections, and generally have minimal to no awareness of the risks, symptoms, or preventative measures. The CDC notes that some people have higher risks than others, and are more likely to get severely ill or die from certain diseases. People with increased risk include children younger than 5, adults older than 65, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. It is important to educate yourself on zoonotic diseases, and to take steps to reduce risks and exposure for both yourself and your family members.

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