"It is in our nature to need stories. They are our earliest sciences, a kind of people-physics. Their logic is how we naturally think. They configure our biology, and how we feel, in ways long essential for our survival."
Zoonoses are diseases communicable from animals to people (or vice versa).
Transmission can be direct (contact, bites, air) or indirect (soil, food, water, objects, or insects).
Most emerging diseases and bioterrorism disease agents are zoonotic.
Public health is responsible for the health of populations, and focuses on prevention.
Veterinarians have a key role in One Health (interaction of humans, animals, and the environment).
Our climate is changing, with more weather extremes and health impacts.