zoonotic disease

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Noun1.zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
anthrax, splenic fever - a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
Bang's disease, contagious abortion, brucellosis - an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
glanders - a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease - an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
lyssa, rabies, madness, hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
leptospirosis, swamp fever - an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
deer fly fever, rabbit fever, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
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Because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transferred from animals to people, all states have laws governing vaccination for pets, especially dogs.
In exotic animal practice, whether you work exclusively with pet exotics, wildlife, or zoo animals, you need to be aware of and concerned about potential zoonotic disease for yourself, your associates, and your clients.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a zoonotic disease carried by many domestic and wild animals e.
Studies have shown that India has one of the highest density of livestock population and this in the backdrop of poorly guarded animal-human interface makes the country highly vulnerable to zoonotic disease outbursts," says Manish Kakkar, Senior Public Health Specialist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).
The school also had case study discussions with participants on zoonotic disease for epidemiology, team building, diagnostics, control and eradication which was moderated by Drs Vikram Misra, Hugh Townsend and Emily Jenkins from University of Saskatchewan.
Good personal hygiene, routine worming of pets and prompt investigation and treatment of any disease process in the pet will minimize the frequency of a zoonotic disease.
One Health as a general concept is best described by the need to integrate environmental health, veterinary, and medical disciplines to accomplish the meaningful prevention of zoonotic disease (specifically epidemic and pandemic events), through a coordinated stream of disease surveillance intelligence exchange systems (Eddy, Sase, & Schuster, 2010).
Many zoonotic disease outbreaks can be traced to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), also known as factory farms.
We have to be prepared to prevent and meet the outbreak of any potential zoonotic disease, especially because of the high volume of travellers and the open market system we have here," he told Khaleej Times.
Q Fever is a highly contagious zoonotic disease, which means it can be transmitted from animals mans.