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1. Zoonotic diseases
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2. The big ones

3. Inside Pandora's box

4. What lurks in your terrarium?


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The Health of Nations, Andrew T. Price-Smith, MIT Press 2002.

The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Jennifer Brower and Peter Chalk, RAND publishing 2003.

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues, Felissa R. Lashley and Jerry D. Durham, eds., Springer Publishing Co. 2002.

"HIV and AIDS in relation to other pandemics," Robin A. Weiss, EMBO Reports 4, 2003.

"Beyond Cute: Exotic Pets Come Bearing Exotic Germs," Denise Grady and Lawrence K. Altman, New York Times, 17 June 2003.

"Zoonotic infections from pets," Grant Morrison, Postgraduate Medicine, July 2001.

"Ring a ring o' roses, A pocket full of posies, Atishoo! Atishoo! We all fall down," Deborah McKenzie, New Scientist, 24 November 2001, page 34.

PBS documents the American experience of the 1918 flu epidemic.

Hippocrates: "Of the Epidemics."

The CDC catalogues diseases carried by common pets.

The world of infectious disease.

The Federation of American Scientists offers the latest on zoonotic diseases.

The mathematics of disease.

A history of epidemics.

More history.

The World Health Organization on zoonotic diseases.

Nothing's contagious on our credits page.


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