Scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals. Because of this, CDC works 24/7 to protect people from zoonotic diseases in the United States and around the world.
Can a human get a disease from an animal?
Disease Transmitted from Animals to Humans. A zoonosis (zoonotic disease or zoonoses -plural) is an infectious disease that is transmitted between species from animals to humans (or from humans to animals).
What diseases can be passed from one animal to another?
Diseases That Can Spread Between Animals and PeopleAeromonas Infection.Ancylostoma braziliense Infection – see Hookworm Infection.Ancylostoma caninum Infection (Hookworm Infection)Avian Influenza.Diseases That Can Spread Between Animals and People - CDC