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.
A living parasite, such as a worm or protozoa.
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).
An abnormal and persistent fear of animals. A phobia is an unreasonable fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Phobias can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy using exposure and fear reduction techniques. In many cases, anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication proves helpful, especially during the early […]