World Zoonoes Day is observed on 6 July

The World Zoonoses Day is observed on 6 July every year. The day is observed to create awareness on zoonotic diseases.
Vamsi Athreya

Last Updated: Jul 07,2019 09:00 IST

World Zoonoes Day is observed on 6 July

World Zoonoes Day is observed on 6 July

07 July 2019 Current Affairs: The World Zoonoses Day is observed on 6 July every year. The day is observed to create awareness on zoonotic diseases, how to prevent them and what actions should be take if it is exposed. Zoonotic diseases are worldwide. 
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 61% of all human diseases are zoonotic in origin, while 75% of new diseases discovered in the last decade are zoonotic.

About Zoonoses:
Zoonoses is a word derived from the Greek words zoon (animal) and nosos (ailment). 
There about 150 known zoonotic diseases. The disease is all about spread of infectious disease between species, done by a vector from animals to humans and from human to other animals.
Zoonotic diseases: Prominent zoonotic diseases are tuberculosis, cat scratch fever, tick paralysis, roundworms, hookworms, scabies and rabies.
How does it spread? Persons who work with wildlife should be alert to the potential for disease transmission from animals. People can get infected by zoonotic diseases from contact with infected live poultry, reptiles, rodents, insects, amphibians and other domestic and wild animals.
Preventive measures: Good hand hygiene by washing hands with soap and clean water will prevent the disease. Preventive clothing for bites from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Food must be stored and handled safely and cook properly. Avoid bites and scratches from animals
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