Zoonosis

Zoonosis is defined as "an infectious disease transmissible under natural conditions between vertebrate animals and human beings". There are more than 150 diseases recognized under the umbrella of zoonosis. Some of the better known examples include: anthrax, bursilosis, hunta virus, bubonic plage, hemoragic fevers like ebola, rabies, and even AIDS.
What is a Zoonosis?

Zoonosis is a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals. Transmission occurs when an animal infected with bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi comes into contact with humans.

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Latest Zoonosis News and Research

Bats' fierce immune response to viruses could drive zoonotic emergence

Bats' fierce immune response to viruses could drive zoonotic emergence

Coronavirus update: Crucial information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment

Coronavirus update: Crucial information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment

New extract can prevent nephrotoxicity caused by mycotoxin OTA

New extract can prevent nephrotoxicity caused by mycotoxin OTA

Researchers discover most virulent representatives of listeriosis pathogen

Researchers discover most virulent representatives of listeriosis pathogen

Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals

Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals

New drug combination successfully reduces levels of bovine leukemia virus

New drug combination successfully reduces levels of bovine leukemia virus

Scientists characterize 2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar

Scientists characterize 2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar

Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows

Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows

Scientists perform lung lavage as new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros

Scientists perform lung lavage as new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros

New guide published to help battle fatal disease caused by kissing bugs

New guide published to help battle fatal disease caused by kissing bugs

Researches identify genetic material from Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus in ticks

Researches identify genetic material from Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus in ticks

Inductive reasoning can play big role in how people perceive zoonosis risks, study reveals

Inductive reasoning can play big role in how people perceive zoonosis risks, study reveals

20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California

20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California

Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?

Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?

CDC warning on Salmonella infections in humans from backyard poultry

CDC warning on Salmonella infections in humans from backyard poultry

Improved surveillance systems and coherent policies needed to combat Rift Valley fever

Improved surveillance systems and coherent policies needed to combat Rift Valley fever

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Researchers find pathway to prevent emergence of zoonosis into human population

Researchers find pathway to prevent emergence of zoonosis into human population

Researchers report first evidence of Seoul hantavirus in wild rats in the Netherlands

Researchers report first evidence of Seoul hantavirus in wild rats in the Netherlands

'Spillover' of henipaviruses into humans underway, study finds

'Spillover' of henipaviruses into humans underway, study finds