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As a former icu nurse and also a molecular biologist who specialized in genes for antibiotic biosynthesis I can tell you theory is world's apart from practicality. New antibiotics are least tested agents and very expensive, often the patient suffers more from the antibiotics side effects than they do from the infection. Monotherapy is basically old hat now, ...
Enzootic and epizootic are analogous to endemic and epidemic, respectively. Enzootic means something that affects a population of non-human animals in a limited spatio-temporal region whereas epizootic is relatively more widespread. Endemic and epidemic are more general terms and do not, technically, apply to only humans.
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