/zō-on-ne-sis/ or /zō-uh-nō-sis/
: an infection or disease that is transmissible from animals to humans under natural conditions
Scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.
The use of antibiotics in animals raised for food is widespread and increases the potential for drug-resistant strains of zoonotic pathogens capable of spreading quickly in animal and human populations.
Urbanization and the destruction of natural habitats increase the risk of zoonotic diseases by increasing contact between humans and wild animals.
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A long-term classic. Near 100% fatality rate if not treated right away.
A familiar virus that often comes from familiar animals.
Very deadly, but requires contact with bodyfluids to spread.
No longer a middle east exclusive.
Ticks love climate change, so does this spirochete.