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Zoonotic Diseases

 

 

 

(Diseases transmitted from animals to man)

 

Much of the information on this site is based on text modified from a document created by Michael S. Rand DVM, ACLAM

 

Credit is also given to David S. Shapiro, M.D., Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Lahey Clinic 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805 for creating the original list of zoonotic diseases by species.

 

Diseases acquired from cats

Diseases acquired from Dogs

 

 

Diseases acquired from Rodents

 

Diseases acquired from Horses

 

 

Diseases acquired from Rabbits, Hares and Pikas

 

Diseases acquired from Bats

 

 

Diseases acquired from Birds

 

  • Acariasis

  • Blastomycosis

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Chlamydia psittici

  • Colibacillosis

  • Cryptococcosus

  • Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis

  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

  • Histoplasma capsulatum

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Newcastle disease virus

  • Pasteruella multocida

  • Salmonellosis

  • Staphylococcosis

  • St. Louis Encephalitis

  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Diseases acquired from Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins

 

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Edwardsiella tarda

  • Salmonellosis

Diseases acquired from Crocodillians

 

  • Aeromonas hydrophila

  • Clostridium spp.

  • Salmonellosis

 

Diseases acquired from Lizards

 

  • Salmonellosis

Diseases acquired from Snakes

 

  • Aeromonas hydrophila

  • Edwardsiella tarda

  • Escherishia coli

  • Mesocestodiasis

  • Morganella morganii

  • Mycobacterium ulcerans

  • Ophionyssus natricis infestation

  • Pentastosomiasis

  • Proteus vulgaris

  • Prividencia spp.

  • Q fever

  • Salmonellosis

  • Sparganosis

Diseases acquired from Amphibians

 

  • Edwardsiella tarda

  • Salmonellosis

  • Sparganosis

  • Tetraodontiae Poisoning

Diseases acquired from Cattle

 

  • Actimomyces pyogenes

  • Anthrax

  • Brucellosis

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Cowpox

  • Cryptosporidiosis

  • Escherichia coli O157:H7

  • European tick-borne encephalitis

  • Foot and mouth disease

  • Giardiasis

  • Leptospirosis

  • Mycobacterium bovis

  • Pseudocowpox

  • Q-fever

  • Rabies

  • Salmonellosis

  • Slow virus variand

  • Streptococcus zooepidemicus

  • Taenia saginata

  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Diseases acquired from Sheep and Goats

 

  • Actinobacillus spp.

  • Anthrax

  • Brucellosis

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Chlamydia trachomatis (ovine)

  • Cryptosporidiosis

  • European tick-borne encephalitis

  • Fransciella tularensis

  • Giardiasis

  • Leptospirosis

  • Louping ill

  • Orf

  • Q-fever

  • Rabies

  • Salmonellosis

  • Yersinia enterocolitica

 

Diseases acquired from Raccoons

 

  • Baylisascaris procyonis

  • Edwardsiella tarda

  • Rabies

  • Salmonellosis

Diseases acquired from Non-Human Primates

 

  • Acariasis

  • Balantidiasis

  • Bertielliasis

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Cestodiasis

  • Cytomegalovirus

  • Entamoeba histolytica

  • Entamoeba polecki

  • Giardiasis

  • Hepatitis A

  • Herpesvirus simian (B virus)

  • Herpesvirus tamarinus

  • Leprosy

  • Marburg virus

  • Measles

  • Monkeypox

  • Mycobacterium bovis

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Oesophagostomiasis

  • Salmonellosis

  • Shigellosis

  • Simian immunodeficiency virus

  • Strongyloidiasis

  • Tanapox

  • Trichostrongylosis

  • Tularemia

  • Yaba virus

Diseases acquired from Weasels, Otters, Badgers and Skunks

 

  • Mycobacterium bovis

  • Rabies

Diseases acquired from Pigs

 

  • Anthrax

  • Ascaris suum

  • Botulism

  • Brucella suis

  • Cryptosporidiosis

  • Entamoeba polecki

  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

  • Flavobacterium group IIb-like bacteria

  • Influenza

  • Leptospirosis

  • Pasteurella aerogenes

  • Pasteruella multocida

  • Pigbel

  • Rabies

  • Salmonella cholerae-suis

  • Salmonellosis

  • Sarcosporidiosis

  • Scabies

  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae (group L)

  • Streptococcus milleri

  • Streptococcus suis type2 (group R)

  • Swine vesicular disease

  • Taenia solium

  • Trichinella spiralis

  • Yersinia enterocolitica

  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Diseases acquired from Camels and Llama

 

  • Brucellosis

  • Camelpox

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Plague (Yersinia pestis)

  • Q-fever

  • Salmonellosis

Diseases acquired from Bears

 

  • Trichinosis

  • Vitamin A toxicity

Diseases acquired from Civets, Genets and Mongooses

 

  • Rabies

Diseases acquired from Marsupials

 

  • Anthrax

  • Dermatophytosis

  • Leptospirosis

  • Meliodosis

  • Mycobacterium bovis

  • Pasteurella multocida

  • Q fever

  • Salmonellosis

  • Scabies

  • Sparganosis

  • Trichinosis

Diseases acquired from Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses

  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

  • Influenca A virus (conjunctivitis reported)

  • Seal finger

  • Trichinella spiralis var. nativa

 

Diseases acquired from Elephants

 

  • Anthrax

  • Mycobacterium bovis

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Poxvirus infection, similar to cowpox

  • Salmonellosis

Diseases acquired from Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

 

  • Anisakiasis

  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

  • Mycobacterium marinum

  • Seal finger

  • Tuberculosis

Diseases acquired from Ant-eaters, Sloths and Armadillos

 

  • Leprosy

Diseases acquired from Insectivores

 

  • Dermatophytosis

  • Salmonellosis

Diseases acquired from Fish

 

  • Angiostrongyliasis

  • Anisakiasis

  • Botulism

  • Capillaria phillipenensis

  • Cholera

  • Clonorchis sinensis

  • Dioctophyme renale

  • Diphyllobothrium latum

  • Echinostomiasis

  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

  • Eustrongylides

  • Gnathostoma spinigerum

  • Heterophyes heterophyes

  • Metagonimus yokogawai

  • Mycobacteriosis

  • Nanophyetiasis

  • Opisthorchiasis

  • Salmonellosis

  • Vibrio infection