Thursday, August 7th — Epizootic

August 7, 2008

Today I Learned…

…a new word.  An epizootic is an epidemic outbreak of a disease confined to a particular animal population, often with the implication that it could jump to humans but has not yet.  What a fantastic word.

I learned this word on a fantastic podcast called the Discovery News Friday Feedbag — you should check it out if you’re a science nerd.  Like me.  Here is a link to the xml feed.  Listen to it!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: