Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Tom Madhavan


Zoonoses are infections transmitted by animals to man. Of the more than 50 such infections that are clinically significant, several are discussed in the articles by McIntosh and Madhavan and by Meyer and Adar in this issue of the Journal (pp. 7-13). These include brucellosis, leptospirosis, relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, toxoplasmosis, psittacosis, and echinococcosis. The McIntosh and Madhavan article reviews the experience at Henry Ford Hospital with 60 patients, while the article by Meyer and Adar reports on an unusual case of echinococcosis of the spine and retroperitoneum that occurred at Haim Sheba Medical Center in Israel.