An infection that is known in nature to infect both humans and lower vertebrate animals.

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  • Zoonotic

    anthrax ascariasis brucellosis plague echinococcosis Lassa fever listeriosis Lyme disease monkeypox psittacosis rabies salmonellosis trichinosis toxoplasmosis typhus and West Nile fever Zoonoses may appear suddenly and be relatively virulent, as illustrated by HIV which ignited the AIDS epidemic and the coronavirus responsible for the outbreak of SARS.

  • Zoonotic disease

    Any disease that is spread from animals to people. There are many known zoonotic diseases, some of them very familiar such as Lyme disease and malaria. Less familiar zoonotic diseases (beginning with the letters “a” and “b”) include alveolar hydatid disease (echinococcosis), ancylostoma infection (hookworm), ascariasis (intestinal roundworm infection), babesiosis (babesia infection), and baylisascaris infection […]

  • Zoonotic transfer

    Zoonosis; Zoonotic; Zoonotic disease.

  • Zooparasite

    A living parasite, such as a worm or protozoa.

  • Zoophilia

    A sexual disorder involving an erotic attraction to animals or an abnormal desire to have sexual contact with animals. Zoophilia is one form of paraphilia (deviant sexual behavior).

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