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World Zoonoses Day
World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6 every year. Zoonosis is an infectious disease that is transmitted from animals to humans and later from humans to humans and ultimately, it becomes a pandemic.
According to Infection Control Today, World Zoonoses Day is observed every year to celebrate the first vaccination against a zoonotic disease. The vaccine was administrated by Louis Pasteur, a French Biologist on July 6, 1885.
This day raises awareness about the risk of zoonotic diseases like Ebola, Avian influenza and West Nile virus.
According to the Disease Control and Prevention, animals play a vital role in spreading zoonotic disease. The transmission between animals and human beings can occur when there is contact between animals and humans. The most common contact is the consumption of meat and other animal products. The disease can also jump from your pets, from farm animals.
THEME of World Zoonoses Day 2021:
This year, the theme of World Zoonoses Day is – “Let’s break the chain of zoonotic transmission.”
Common Zoonotic diseases:
African Sleeping Sickness – The disease is spread through tsetse fly bites. coordination.
Bird Flu – Bird flu is also known as avian influenza, this infection not only infects birds but other animals and human beings also. H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu.
Swine Flu – Swine flu is also known as the H1N1 virus. It is a new form of influenza virus which was originated from pigs but later spread from person to person.
Ebola Virus – Ebola virus is also known as Ebola or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The most common symptoms of this virus are fever, sore throat, muscular pain and headaches.
Rabies – It is found in mice and rats, this can be transmitted through rat bites, mucous and urine secretion.
Diarrhea/Foodborne illness – It is found in all domestic or reared animals. It can be transmitted through raw or undercooked meat.