Zoonotic Disease

Any disease spread from animals (including insects and ticks) is “zoonotic”. High profile examples are Ebola, Lyme, Malaria, and Zika. Zoonotic diseases are everywhere that humans and animals interact. Going into your yard or a public park can expose anyone to mosquitoes and ticks, each of which can carry multiple diseases.

About Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic disease is the #1 source of global infectious disease.

60% of existing human infectious diseases are zoonotic.

75% of emerging human infectious diseases are zoonotic.

2.5B human cases of zoonotic disease are reported each year.

2.7M of those cases result in death, the equivalent one death every 12 seconds.

(CDC 2019 & PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014)