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A discussion on Zoonosis and its effects on the human population


According to King (2011)," Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Animals and people often live in close proximity throughout the developing world and at the same time these animals and their products create disease risks for the populations who most depend on them". Zoonotic diseases are a major global threat to public health and animal welfare. This discussion will outline Zoonosis as a topic (i. major types of Zoonosis diseases, ii. the possible common symptoms iii. The ways on how to prevent this epidemic from spreading like "fat cakes" and finally its impacts on the human population.

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Today, there are more than one hundred thousand discovered and confirmed types of Zoonotic diseases. A study conducted by the World Health Organization (2012) said that, "Rabies, Roundworm, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS are the most common contagious Zoonotic diseases in the world.

Another survey simultaneously also found out that in the world, one person dies from rabies every ten minutes and that the rabies disease is transmitted as a result of an infected animal biting a non-infected animal (or human). Skunks, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, bats and the common domestic dog are the animals most likely to transmit the virus (Drs. Foster & Smith, 2006). This is a viral disease that causes severe swelling of the brain. The virus belongs to the Rhaddoviridae family of viruses and is most commonly passed on to humans through animal bites. The virus must be passed on directly because it does not survive outside of its viral host. In fact is such a vulnerable virus that it can be killed simply with soap and water.

There are a variety of vaccines out to protect...