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.
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.