Zoonotic disease

messaging to producers

  • Danelle A. Bickett-Weddle Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011
Keywords: zoonotic disease, communication, prevention


Zoonotic diseases of cattle can negatively impact the people caring for them. Veterinarians understand the potential health risks associated with contracting a zoonotic disease and are critical to communicating to clients. Educating about disease exposure routes, of which there are 6, is one way to simplify the health message. Messages should be clear, short, action oriented, and free of scientific jargon to be understood by animal caretakers. Numerous resources exist to educate people about zoonotic disease prevention.

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