Many people are familiar with the risk of salmonellosis associated with turtles, but a recent multistate outbreak of human Salmonella typhimurium infections has been linked to African dwarf frogs, a common aquatic pet.
A workshop at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brought together specialists in veterinary parasitology and human internal medicine and vector-borne infectious disease to address Lyme borreliosis.
In the language of law (at least in the US), the term "zoonoses" has not been defined. In medical terms, it refers to "infectious diseases shared by animals and humans." Of particular importance in both human and veterinary medicine are those zoonoses known to be transmitted directly from animals (vertebrates) to humans.