vector-borne disease surveillance in puerto rico: pathogen prevalence rates in canines ? implications for public health and the u.s. military ? applying the one health concept.vector-borne diseases (vbds) make up a large number of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases. vectors such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes parasitize dogs, thus making canine populations adequate reservoirs for infectious disease and zoonoses. the u.s. military deploys its personnel and military working dogs (mwds) throughout the world with possible risk of exposure to vbds. canine vbds continue to have veterinary and public health significance for the host nations as well as for deployed u. ...201323817880
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