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Zoonoses are diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Some zoonoses like Rabies are transmitted to humans from pets or other mammals. Others, like salmonellosis, may be acquired from contact with birds and reptiles.

Vector-borne diseases are zoonotic diseases transmitted by arthropods like mosquitoes or ticks. For example, Lyme disease and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis are vector-borne bacterial diseases spread by ticks. If a vector-borne disease is caused by a virus, it can be further classified as an arbovirus. Zika virus, West Nile Virus, and Chikungunya virus are examples of arboviruses that are spread to humans by mosquitoes.

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