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Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006

Perspective

Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine

Laura H. Kahn*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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Table 2

Veterinarians' choices of government agencies they would first notify regarding a livestock animal with an unusual infectious disease*

Choice No. (%)
State agriculture agency 422 (40)
US Department of Agriculture 141 (13)
Do not take care of livestock 135 (13)
State public health agency 122 (11)
Other† 118 (11)
Local public health agency 57 (5)
Not sure 42 (4)
Did not answer question 17 (2)
Other federal agency (CDC, FDA, FBI) 16 (1)
Total 1,070 (100)

*CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; FDA, Food and Drug Administration, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
†A total of 77 (65%) of 118 said, "state veterinarian," 25 (21%) of 118 gave a combination of government agencies, and 16 (14%) of 118 said that they do not see livestock.

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