Did you know that infected animals can make you sick, even if they appear healthy and clean?
Zoonotic diseases are diseases that result from germs that can be spread between animals and people. The germs can come from many types of animals, including pets, wild animals, and farm animals. Many of these shared germs have caused illnesses and outbreaks in humans.
- Outbreaks: 8
- Cases: 372
- States: 47
- Hospitalizations: 71
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Preventing Zoonotic Diseases
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- Page last updated: June 12, 2017
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