The Natural History of Disease
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care and advice of a physician. If you think you have any symptoms or any other questions regarding your health, you should consult your health care provider.
In the backcountry you'll find beauty, peace, and solitude. You'll also find deer mice, ground squirrels, bats, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. Their presence is never a reason to stay home, but because they can transmit serious diseases, you should be aware of the risk and take precautions.
(n. pl. zoonoses)
a disease communicable from animals to man under natural conditions
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
Animal-borne diseases in the San Diego region:
an organism (as an insect) that transmits a pathogen
Animal vectors in the San Diego region:
To learn more about the enduring connection between man and other animals, see this essay, The Natural History of Disease.