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.


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