ERIC Number: EJ1085491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Zoonotic Diseases--Fostering Awareness in Critical Audiences
Van Metre, David C.; Morley, Paul S.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6FEA7 Dec 2015
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that are shared between humans and other vertebrate animals. Extension professionals often serve as consultants and educators to individuals at high risk of zoonotic diseases, such as participants in 4-H livestock projects. Effective education about zoonotic diseases begins with an awareness of the multitude of challenges that health care professionals face in diagnosing zoonotic disease. This review describes the factors that influence diagnosis of these diseases, as well as potential methods that the Extension professional can use to convert those challenges into effective educational messages.
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Communicable Diseases, Extension Education, Clinical Diagnosis, Barriers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Animal Husbandry, Educational Opportunities, Agricultural Occupations, Science Education History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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