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Zoonoses



Angry Dog: One of the Most Common Zoonoses

What are zoonoses - biological definition

Zoonoses are typical animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans and vice versa. The word has Greek origin, where zoon means animal and nosos means disease. Generally, these diseases are caused by parasites hosted in animals. However, zoonoses can also be caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Transmitting animals

The main animals that transmit these diseases to men are dogs, cats, bats, rats, birds and insects.

How to avoid

People who have pets must constantly take them to the vet for the purpose of checking for zoonoses. These people should also bring their animals to take all the necessary vaccines. Do not come into contact with sick animals and avoid exposure in places (woods, forests, woods) with a large presence of wild animals.

Most common zoonoses (examples):

- leishmaniasis

- wild yellow fever

- hantavirus

- leptospirosis

- rage

- bubonic plague

- scabies

- toxoplasmosis

- tuberculosis

- schistosomiasis

Leptospira: bacterium that causes the infectious disease known as leptospirosis.