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A disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals.
- ‘Brucellosis is a true zoonosis - in nearly all cases the infection is transmitted directly from animals to humans.’
- ‘Animal welfare organisations cite allergies and the fear of zoonoses as common reasons for people giving up their pets.’
- ‘Pandemic influenza remains a non-eradicable zoonosis, and SARS has made an unwelcome zoonotic incursion.’
- ‘Anthrax is a zoonosis caused by Bacillus anthracis, to which man is relatively resistant, but one deep breath of weaponised aerosol may contain as many as 10 spores.’
- ‘Worldwide, this zoonosis is primarily found in cattle, sheep, and goats, but many mammals and birds may also be infected.’
- ‘Anthrax is a zoonosis, accidentally transmitted from herbivores to humans with no onward person to person transmission.’
- ‘Chagas' disease is a complex zoonosis, primarily transmitted by triatomine bugs, which infest poor quality housing.’
- ‘Other zoonoses involving wild birds are also gaining prominence as disease issues.’
- ‘Seven animals were initially tested and found free of zoonoses (Chlamydia psittaci, Mycobacterium pseudotuberculosis, Brucella, and Coxiella burnetti).’
- ‘Leptospirosis is ubiquitous in distribution and has the dubious distinction of being both an occupational disease and a zoonosis.’
- ‘East African sleeping sickness, caused by T brucei rhodesiense, is a zoonosis with an extensive animal reservoir in ungulates, including game animals.’
- ‘‘Such situations penalize countries with a good and transparent surveillance system for animal diseases and zoonoses, and which have demonstrated their ability to control the risks identified,’ the OIE said.’
- ‘The researchers concluded that possibly for children, if not for adults, a variety of minor zoonoses and/or allergies may be significant consequences of keeping a dog, at least during the first 12 months or so of ownership.’
- ‘Just as pandemic influenza is now considered a noneradicable zoonosis, the question arises whether SARS is, too.’
- ‘Foot and mouth disease is a zoonosis, a disease transmissible to humans, but it crosses the species barrier with difficulty and with little effect.’
Late 19th century: from zoo- ‘of animals’ + Greek nosos ‘disease’.
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