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  • n. Plural form of zoonosis.
  • n. Plural form of zoonose.


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  • Diseases transmitted from animals to humans are termed zoonoses and some of them are potentially devastating.

    Chapter 2

  • Diseases passed from animals to people are called zoonoses and children, elderly people, people with compromised immune systems and pregnant women are most likely to get them.

    The Daily News - News

  • Three-quarters of new diseases are zoonoses, meaning they've jumped from animals to humans.

    Press Releases

  • The CDC monitors rabies vaccinations in imported pets, but its regulations require neither a health screen for dogs before arrival to the United States nor an evaluation for specific zoonoses of concern.

    Vet's view: Importing pets brings risks for all of us

  • The risk is rare, but when it occurs it can be very nasty, and especially in immuno-compromised people and the very young, says Chomel, who specializes in zoonoses, the study of disease transmission between animals and humans.

    Sleeping next to pets could be harmful, study says

  • Also, the spread of animal-borne diseases and epidemic zoonoses can be prevented as a consequence of reduced human-animal contact.

    Could lab-grown meat soon be the solution to the world's food crisis? | Hannah Tuomisto

  • Chomel, a professor of zoonoses at the University of California, Davis and Ben Sun, the state public health veterinarian for the California Department of Health, searched PubMed for peer-reviewed publications that clearly documented human exposure to zoonotic disease by sharing a bed with, kissing or being licked by pets.

    Sophia Yin: Can Sleeping With Your Pet Make You Sick?

  • Most pathogenic viruses that affect humans have originated in animals and jumped to humans; for that reason, we call them "zoonoses."

    The Age of Pandemics

  • I had said to Reid, who had sent the item: Distemper made some awful inroads in lions in East Africa a few years back, definitely from dogs, so spreading zoonoses are possible.

    Parvo in Yellowstone?

  • All the diseases I mentioned are zoonoses-that is, diseases which circulate very freely between many different types of creatures, even on Earth.


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