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World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6th each year to raise awareness about zoonotic diseases and the importance of taking measures to prevent their spread. Zoonotic diseases are those that are transmitted from animals to humans, and they can pose a significant threat to public health.

The date of July 6th was chosen to commemorate the day in 1885 when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against rabies, a zoonotic disease that is transmitted through the saliva of infected animals.

Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, and they can be transmitted through direct contact with infected animals or their bodily fluids, as well as through contaminated food, water, or soil. Some common examples of zoonotic diseases include rabies, Ebola, salmonella, Lyme disease, and avian influenza.

Preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases requires a multi-pronged approach, including measures such as:

  • Maintaining good hygiene practices when handling animals and their waste
  • Properly storing and cooking food to prevent contamination
  • Vaccinating domestic animals against zoonotic diseases
  • Controlling the populations of disease-carrying animals, such as rodents and mosquitoes
  • Monitoring and controlling the trade and transportation of animals to prevent the spread of disease

On World Zoonoses Day, organizations and individuals around the world raise awareness about zoonotic diseases and the importance of taking preventive measures to protect both human and animal health.


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}  July 06, 2024
  Saturday, 10:58 am to 10:58 am
n  Nature & Environment, Education & Awareness, Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology

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