Zoonoses: infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans
Edited by H Krauss, A Weber, M Appel, et al. Published by ASM Press, 2003, $79.95 (paperback). ISBN 1 55581 236 8
We are constantly being bombarded with advice on how to ensure that we lead a healthy life—eat less, drink less, and take more exercise. Reading this book adds to this litany in that we are exhorted not to crack chestnuts with our teeth, to avoid eating ants and, of course, not to apply raw chopped frogs to our wounds if fasciolopsiasis, dicroceliasis, and sparganosis, respectively, are to be avoided.
Despite their acknowledged importance, zoonoses …