Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people. There are over 200 zoonoses worldwide and more than 60% of known infectious diseases of people are zoonotic.
Zoonotic diseases are an important health risk and concern for people and animals. Most zoonotic diseases can be avoided with proper prevention measures.
Learn more about zoonotic diseases and prevention steps to take for people and animals.
Zoonoses on the Farm
Disease Review/Reference Resources
Disease Summary Charts
Zoonoses in the Home
Zoonoses in the Clinic
Client Outreach Resources
Zoonoses Prevention: Outreach PowerPoint Slide Decks
Prepared presentations to help educate clients and the community about zoonotic disease prevention
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV)
- Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel
- Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings
- Measures to Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions
- Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control
- Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis)