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Re: [Gnumed-devel] clinician input wanted: vaccinations

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] clinician input wanted: vaccinations
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:28:50 +0200
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On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 09:16:59PM +1000, Liz wrote:

> > People are at risk if they are in contact with animals, particularly 
> > cattle, 
> sheep, goats and **kangaroos** 
> > whether feral or domestic. 
> "feral" ?   What's the etymology of that word ?
> I think that's the correct use of feral
> as opposed to "those kids are feral"
> feral is wild animals, particularly if previously domesticated.
> feral cats grow quite large and are quite aggressive hunters compared to the 
> household cat.

I see, I see. Does it share roots with "ferocious" ?

feral in animals == savaged in humans ?

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