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.
Researchers used viral pseudotyping to examine whether variants of concern had different host ACE2 receptor usage patterns.
In a review published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, the authors collate information about the ecology and evolution of bat coronaviruses.
A team of researchers describes the presence of PDCoV strains in plasma samples of three Haitian children with acute undifferentiated febrile illness.
A new study finds that farmed mink acquire SARS-CoV-2 infection, freely transmit it among themselves, and were reinfected, despite being seropositive.
Researchers recently published reports on pilot studies evaluating the susceptibility of common domestic livestock (cattle, sheep, goat, alpaca, rabbit, and horse) to intranasal infection with SARS-CoV-2 in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections.
A new review aimed to describe the current state of knowledge on Sialodacryoadenitis virus, along with its characteristics and potential zoonotic threat.
A previously unknown virus that can infect humans and cause disease has been identified by scientists in Japan.
A new study published on the medRxiv* preprint server presents a standardized survey instrument for evaluating risk factors associated with bidirectional zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and pathogens. The instrument is particularly focused on settings where humans and animals share close contact.
A new study reveals that scientists have found three viruses in bats in Laos that exhibit similar characteristic features as SARS-CoV-2.
Changing weather patterns in Laos may be responsible for an increase in bugs responsible for the neglected tropical diseases scrub typhus and murine typhus, a new study finds.
A recent study aimed to use their own classification of different SARS-CoV-2 lineages that would help monitor their genetic features and geographical origins.
At Zoo Atlanta, 18 western lowland gorillas are currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 as initial and tests came back positive.
A new study in the journal GeroScience deals with this aspect of the disease, especially with respect to preventing higher death rates in older adults.
Scientists at the University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research in the United Kingdom and the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, China, have shed light on the animal origin of SARS-CoV-2, tracing back to the first outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), the infectious agent of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China in 2002 to 2003.
Previous research has shown that the spike (S) protein of -CoV-2 binds to a host cell receptor, facilitating viral entry.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has been shown to infect a wide range of animals naturally and experimentally, and prior studies indicate deer are susceptible to infection. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns have been found to be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2.
Officials are closing some areas on the south shore of Lake Tahoe after some chipmunks tested positive for plague, an infectious disease that affects both humans and other mammals.
Researchers conducting a serosurveillance study of a North American deer species have provided evidence of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among the animals across four U.S. states.
It appears no one is safe from severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Given that SARS-CoV-2 likely developed in bats and later transmitted to humans in Wuhan, China, there has been concern over animals infecting humans. But more evidence has shown that humans are more likely to infect animals — from hamsters, gorillas to the domestic cat.
In new research from researchers in the USA and Australia peridomestic mammals, which live in and around human habitations, have been investigated to ascertain how SARS-CoV-2 can affect species external to, but in close proximity to, the human population.