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 that are 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 from mosquitoes.
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Wild Animals and Pets
- Psittacosis fact sheet
- After you touch ducklings or chicks, wash your hands.
- For more information on Rabies, visit Rabies.
- National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV)
- CDC: All About Hantaviruses
- CDC: Tularemia Fact Sheet
- CDC: Anthrax: What You Need To Know
- CDC: State Turtle-Associated Salmonellosis Laws
- CDC: The Trouble with Tiny Turtles
- FDA: Consumer Health Information for Pet Turtles
- FDA: Pet Turtles: A Common Source of Salmonella
- Visit Mosquito-Borne Diseases for information on Chikungunya, West Nile, Zika and other viruses
- Visit Tickborne Diseases for information on ticks and tickborne diseases in Alabama
Page last updated: January 3, 2020