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Q: What are zoonoses?
Q: How do people get zoonotic diseases?
Q: Can zoonotic diseases be treated?
Q: Why are zoonotic illnesses so common ?
Q: What can I do to prevent zoonotic infections?
Q: Why is global surveillance of zoonoses necessary?
Q: Who are the people most at risk of contracting one or another form of Zoonoses?
Q: What are the ‘12 Manhattan Principles’ in the context of One Health?
  Additional Information on Zoonoses
Zoonotic Diseases: Over 75% of recently emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are diseases of animal origin; approximately 60% of all human pathogens are zoonotic.
  Foodborne Illness: Each year, foodborne pathogens cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States alone.
  Vectorborne Diseases: There have been 1.5 million West Nile virus infections since 1999. 2.5 billion people are at risk for dengue in more than 100 endemic countries with 50 million cases of dengue fever each year.
  Healthy Water: One billion people in the world lack access to safe water for drinking, personal hygiene, and domestic use.
  Economic losses due to zoonoses: In addition to human suffering, over the last decade zoonotic disease outbreaks have resulted in direct losses of USD 20 billion (public and animal health services costs, compensation for lost animals, production and revenue losses to livestock sector) and indirect losses of USD 200 billion
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) (www.dpd.cdc.gov)
National Center for Foreign Animal & Zoonotic Disease Defense (http:/fazd.tamu.edu/)
World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/en/)
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (www.oie.int/eng/en)
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