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Vol. 9, Issue 10 (2020)

Zoonotic viral diseases

Author(s):
Moon Moon Satpathy
Abstract:
In the present scenario, zoonosis has become a significant public health concern. Increased interactions between humans and animals through various means have led to the emergence of many zoonotic pathogens that cross species barrier and infect humans. Activities like poaching, hunting, deforestation, eating uncooked meats of wild animals, drinking contaminated water or drinks, handling raw meats by abattoir workers, handling of excreta or urine of infected animals, improper sanitation and hand hygiene while handling animals, etc has given rise to many zoonotic diseases. Some of the zoonotic diseases are potentially harmful to human health and at the same time can become global pandemic. Vectors like rodents and bats can also act as reservoir hosts for many significant zoonotic disease causing viruses. Sometimes, insect vectors also play a significant role in diseases transmission from amplifier host to the dead-end host like humans. Public awareness on zoonosis and its threat to the humanity is very significant to control future outbreaks.
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How to cite this article:
Moon Moon Satpathy. Zoonotic viral diseases. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(10):282-285.
The Pharma Innovation Journal