8 Zoonotic Diseases
Tuberculosis: The zoonotic form of this bacterial disease is commonly acquired from cattle by inhaling droplets in the air.
Leptospirosic: Contact with the urine of infected dogs, mice, or rats, or with urine-contaminated materials, can quickly spread this debilitating disease
Salmonellosis: This very common bacterial infection can be transmitted through direct contact with animals such as dogs.
Melioidosis: This bacterial disease is commonly transmitted to humans through soil or water contaminated by sheep, goats, or pigs.
Pox diseases: A variety of animals, including primates, pigs, horses, and birds, can spread poxviruses, which are acquired through contact with infected animals.
Rabies: Dogs are the best-known culprit (see Old Yeller), but almost all mammals can spread the rabies virus.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers: These illnesses include some of the world’s most terrifying diseases, including Ebola, Lassa fever.
Giardiasis: This parasitic condition is the most common waterborne diarrheal disease in humans.