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Pets catch things from people, people catch things from domestic, domesticated and wild animals. Sometimes very odd.

Zoonoses are infectious diseases which are transmissible between humans and other species. It has been estimated that 60% of communicable disease in humans has a zoonotic origin and certainly some of the most feared infectious diseases such as ebola fever are zoonoses.

Examples include:



Various biting arthropods can carry zoonoses, including:


From the point of view of a mosquito, humans are a vector for malaria, but a more usual example of an insect vector in a zoonosis is the mosquito carrying yellow fever between humans and other primates living in the forest.


See Arthropods - ticks

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