On this show, Veterinarian Monica Murphy came on to discuss her new book, RABID – A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus. Co-authored with her husband and Wired Editor Bill Wasik, Lori and Monica discussed what rabies is , how it was tamed and which animals and people still can get it. The book is a fascinating read. Here is their blog about the book and the topic.
Then, do you know your zoonotic diseases? Here is a definition: Zoonosis, also called zoonotic disease refers to diseases that can be passed from animals, whether wild or domesticated, to humans. This includes rabies, and also anthrax, plague, Lyme disease and others. Lori quizzed Peter about these dieases.