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A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between humans and animals. According to the CDC, 60% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. Lawndale Veterinary Hospital encourages you to gain awareness about zoonotic diseases and understand some basic precautions that can be taken to minimize zoonotic disease risk.
What are some ways a person may be exposed to a zoonotic disease?
Through exposure to contaminated substances:
What are some examples of zoonotic diseases?
How can the risk of zoonotic disease transmission be minimized?
We encourage you to discuss any concerns you may have about your pet and zoonotic diseases with our veterinarians. For any human related concerns, please contact your healthcare provider.
Author: Dr. C. Noureddine, DVM, MS, MS