Two thirds of infectious diseases are animal-borne according to health experts as the world prepares for world zoonoses day

INDIA – As the world is set to mark World Zoonoses Day on the 6th of July 2021, health experts have stated that two thirds of communicable diseases are animal-borne and usually have enormous effects. The Indian health minister said that besides the common zoonotic diseases, like leptospirosis, scrub typhus, monkey fever, Nipah, rabies, Japanese fever and West Nile fever, which are commonly reported in Kerala, COVID-19 is also posing a threat to public health. She adds that even though human-animal interactions are unavoidable, precaution must be taken to prevent…

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