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A zoonosis (pl. zoonoses) is any animal condition or disease transmissible to humans. The word zoonosis originates from the Greek word zoon, meaning animals, and nosos, meaning disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Zoonoses defines the word as "those diseases and infections that are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and man".

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