Infectious Disease Policy - Fact Sheet: Recent Examples of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases [open pdf - 151KB]
"Diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses. It is estimated that 60% of human diseases and 80% of potential bioterrorism agents are zoonotic in nature. Zoonotic diseases can be transmitted through food or drink, insect bites, skin wounds, mucous membranes and inhalation. Oftentimes, animals infected with zoonotic disease organisms often do not show obvious signs of illness. Instances of zoonotic diseases are increasing worldwide."
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