Wednesday, July 6, 2011

World Zoonoses Day

Posted by shalini at 9:02 AM

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This day is observed on June 6th every year.

Exactly 124 years back , on this day
A scientist from France namely Louis Pasteur had given a vaccine to a boy injured by the dogbite and saved the life of that boy.


Zoonosis is an ailment that is transmitted from animals to human beings.


Nearly 280 diseases spreads from animals to humanbeings


For eg;
dog - rabies
buffalo/cows- anthrax
sheep -ringworm
pig - infulenza , swine flu
hen - birdflu
rat - plague
horse - TB
monkey - dengue etc

World Zoonoses Day is observed to emphasize and bring the problem awareness amongst people, and teach them to take right action.

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