Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Tahira Kashyap Would Love To Direct Hubby Ayushmann Khurana; 'I Need To Earn That Position'
    • When Wajid Khan Complained To Salman Khan About Being Irritated With His Brother Sajid Khan!
    • Nawazuddin Siddiqui And Anurag Kashyap Starrer Ghoomketu Teaser Out Now
    • Shahid Kapoor Coolly Reacts To Kabir Singh Being Snubbed At Award Ceremonies
    • INOX Theatres Slams Gulabo Sitabo OTT Release Announcement: Read Full Statement
    • Mouni Roy Gushes Over Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor And Alia Bhatt!
    • Netizens React To Salman Khan’s New Track ‘Tere Bina’ Featuring Jacqueline Fernandez
    • Here's Why Salman Khan Decided To Release Tere Bina Amid Lockdown: We Wanted To Keep Ourselves Busy
    • Dimple Kapadia Thought Akshay Kumar Was Gay When He Asked For Twinkle's Hand In Marriage
    • Bollywood Cinematographer Nadeem Khan In Critical Condition At Lilavati Hospital
    • Arjun Kapoor On Whether Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Will Release Digitally
    • Rishi Kapoor’s LAST WISH When He Realised He Won’t Be Able To Make It Will Leave You In Tears!
    • The Lunchbox’s Nimrat Kaur Says The Passing Of Irrfan Khan Is A Personal Loss For Everyone
    • Coronavirus Scare: Why Did Priyanka Chopra Return To America Despite Sensing Lockdown In Advance?
    • Saif Ali Khan Used To Cry Looking At Sara-Ibrahim's Pictures Post Divorce
    • Ayushmann Khurrana & Tahira Kashyap Indulge Into DIY Birthday Decorations As Their Daughter Turns 6
Zoonotic Diseases: Types, Risk Factors, Transmission And Prevention
Boldsky | 15th May, 2020 05:54 PM
  • Types Of Zoonotic Diseases

    • Rabies [2]
    • Salmonella and E. coli infections
    • Swine flu [3]
    • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [4]
    • Malaria
    • Ringworm
    • Bird flu
    • Ebola [5]
    • Leprosy
    • Zika fever
    • Cat scratch fever
    • Anthrax
    • Bovine tuberculosis
    • Campylobacter infection
    • Brucellosis
    • Dengue
    • Encephalitis from ticks
    • Enzootic abortion
    • Cryptosporidiosis
    • Cysticercosis
    • Fish tank granuloma
    • Erysipeloid
    • Pasteurellosis
    • Hepatitis E
    • Glanders
    • Giardiasis
    • Hemorrhagic colitis
    • Hydatid disease
    • Lyme disease [6]
    • Leptospirosis
    • Listeria infection
    • Louping ill
    • Lmphocytic choriomeningitis
    • Parrot fever
    • Orf infection
    • Plague
    • Q fever
    • Rat-bite fever
    • Rocky mountain spotted fever
    • Streptococcal sepsis
    • Toxocariasis
    • West Nile virus
    • Trichinellosis
    • Toxoplasmosis
    • Tularemia
    • Zoonotic diphtheria

    What Happens After Coronavirus Enters The Body? Everything You Need To Know


  • How Are Zoonotic Diseases Transmitted?

    Direct contact: Coming in direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected animal such as urine, mucous, saliva, blood and faeces. This happens when you touch or pet infected animals or if you are bitten or scratched by an animal.

    Indirect contact: It involves coming in contact with areas where animals live and roam or surfaces that are contaminated with germs. These include pet habitats, chicken coops, aquarium tank water, plants and soil, barns, pet food and water dishes.

    Vector-borne: A vector is a living organism that transmits germs from animals to humans. The common vectors are mosquitoes, ticks, flea and lice.

    Food-borne: Eating contaminated food such as unpasteurised raw milk, undercooked meat, eggs or fruits and vegetables.

    Water-borne: Drinking contaminated water that contains faeces of an infected animal [7].


  • Who Are At Higher Risk Of Contracting Zoonotic Diseases?

    • Children younger than five
    • Older adults who are above 65
    • People with weakened immunity
    • Pregnant women


  • Why Are Zoonotic Diseases A Growing Concern?

    Zoonotic diseases are a global concern for many reasons:

    • Human encroachment on wildlife.
    • The novel and unpredictable nature of the diseases.
    • Hunting of animals.

    COVID-19: How Does Coronavirus Spread Quickly And Attack Human Cells Easily?


  • Ways To Protect Yourself From Zoonotic Diseases

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here are some ways to protect yourself and your family from the diseases [8]

    • Wash your hands with soap and water right away after you touch an animal or if you are around animals.

    • Prevent mosquito, ticks and flea bites.

    • Practice food safety, know how to handle raw meat and seafood.

    • Avoid bites and scratches from animals.

    • Be aware of zoonotic diseases.

    • Choose the right pets for your home.

    • Don't kiss, snuggle or hold reptiles, rodents, amphibians and poultry close to your face.

    • To prevent bites and scratches avoid playing roughly with animals.

    • Clean the cat litter daily.

    • Clean bites and scratches immediately with soap and water and seek medical attention.

    • Vaccinate your pets.

    • Stay away from sick animals


  • Common FAQs

    1. What animals carry zoonotic diseases?

    A. Most of the zoonotic diseases come from livestock including chickens, pigs, cattle, goats, sheep and camel.

    2. What is the most common zoonotic disease?

    A. Rabies, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, dengue, malaria, salmonella and E. coli are some of the most common zoonotic diseases.

    3. Is Ebola a zoonotic disease?

    A. Ebola virus disease is considered a zoonotic disease that most commonly affects humans and animals such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees.

    4. What are the symptoms of zoonotic diseases?

    A. Diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, body aches, skin lesions, headache and fatigue




If you have been reading news reports on coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you may have come across the term zoonotic diseases. So, what exactly are zoonotic diseases? We'll explain it here.

What Are Zoonotic Diseases?

Zoonotic diseases, also called zoonoses are diseases that spread from animals to humans. Animals can sometimes carry harmful germs like bacteria, virus, parasites and fungi that can be passed on to humans and cause zoonotic diseases, which can lead to mild to serious illness and even death.

Zoonotic diseases are common around the world. More than six out of every ten known contagious diseases can spread from animals, and three out of every four new contagious diseases in people can be transmitted from animals [1].

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 61 per cent of all human diseases are zoonotic, and 75 per cent of newly discovered diseases in the last decade are zoonotic.

Influenza Type A And B: Differences, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention

 
Health and Life
  • Foods to Eat And Avoid For Metabolic Syndrome
  • Acute Kidney Failure: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • 10 Home Remedies That May Help Heal Mouth Ulcers
    • Zoonotic Diseases: Types, Risk Factors, Transmission And Prevention
    • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia): Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis And Treatment
    • Did You Know That Crying Is Actually Good For Your Health?
      • Kabasura Kudineer: Ingredients, Benefits And Side Effects Of This Polyherbal Medicine
      • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
      • Why Small Pulse Oximeter Is Becoming A Major Tool For Doctors During The COVID-19 Pandemic
        • Oral (Tongue And Lip) Piercing: Risks, Dos, Don’ts And Self-care Tips
        • The Human Body: Know About Anatomy, Facts And Chemical Composition
        • 12 Home Remedies To Relieve Pneumonia Symptoms
          • COVID-19: List Of Drugs That May Fight Coronavirus Symptoms
          • International Nurses Day 2020: 8 Nutrition Tips For Nurses To Stay Fit And Healthy
          • Food Allergy Awareness Week 2020: What Is A Food Allergy? Common Allergens, Symptoms & Risk Factors
            • Osteoarthritis (Knee Osteoarthritis): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prevention
            • COVID-19: Scientists Identify Mutation In Coronavirus, Similar To SARS
            • Mother’s Day 2020: Health Tips For Busy Moms
              • COVID-19 & Hypertension: What You Need To Know
              • COVID-19: Is It Safe To Wear Contact Lenses During The Pandemic?
              • Can HIV Transmit Through Oral Sex?