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Raising awareness of zoonoses

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A FREE ‘medical contact’ card is being made available to farmers and others who work with livestock at county shows across the UK this summer.

First introduced by members of the Devon Women's Food and Farming Union (WFU) over 10 years ago, recent demand for the card has been so high that it has been reprinted.

The pocket-sized card aims to make GPs and farmers more aware of the threat to human health posed by zoonoses. It describes the typical routes of transmission and symptoms of some common zoonotic diseases, such as orf, listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonellosis …

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