What is Zoonosis?

Q.  Zoonosis is related to?
- Published on 28 Dec 16

a. Diseases
b. Reproduction
c. Space
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Diseases
  • Zoonoses have been defined as diseases and infections that are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and humans.
  • The effects of zoonoses are accentuated among marginalized groups since the poor tend to have closer interactions with animals and are further removed from accessible health services.
  • Co-habitation of farm animals in the same living space increases the opportunities of transmission of diseases in both directions.
  • Some zoonotic diseases have pandemic potential, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza, Zika, Ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV).
  • Around 60% of all human diseases and around 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic however; these are missed, not recognized or understood in developing countries like India.

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