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Definition of Zoonotic transfer

Zoonotic transfer: The transmission of a disease from an animal host to a human. Infections transmitted from their animal host of origin to people may have a very severe impact. Hantavirus is an example. See also: Zoonosis; Zoonotic; Zoonotic disease.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=26195
Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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