Zoonotic Diseases Facts [Infographic]

Zoonoses or Zoonotic disease can be caused by a range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Of 1,415 pathogens known to infect humans, 61% are zoonotic in nature.

Did You Know? Urban slums have the highest cases of zoonotic infection.

In the direct zoonosis, the disease is directly transmitted from animals to humans through media such as air (influenza) or through bites and saliva (rabies).

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Prevention from Zoonosis

  • Properly wash hands after tending to the cattle, pets, or other animals
  • Properly wash fruits and vegetables before consuming.
  • Prevent contamination of water sources
  • Proper Pet vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with the wild animal

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