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zoonoses

zoonoses

introduction

  • a zoonosis is any infectious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans but is not dependent upon humans for their life cycle
  • diseases like malaria, schistosomiasis, river blindness, and elephantiasis are not zoonotic, even though they may be transmitted by insects or use intermediate hosts vectors, because they depend on the human host for part of their life-cycle.

mosquito-borne infections

other arthropod borne

abbatoir workers

via ingesting contaminated food/water

via eating infected animal products

via scratches or bites from animals

direct spread from animals

via aerosol from birds or flying foxes

  • Chlamydophila psittaci
  • Ornithosis (psittacosis)
  • Hendra virus from flying foxes (?aerosol spread from urine as it generally infects lungs)
zoonoses.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/14 06:52 by gary1