Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Zoonoses are diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans. We reviewed the experience with zoonotic illnesses treated at Henry Ford Hospital in the past ten years. Included in this report are cases of brucellosis, leptospirosis, relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, toxoplasmosis, psittacosis, and pasteurellosis. This report describes the clinical and epidemiologic aspects of zoonoses in 60 patients in a large urban general hospital.