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World Zoonosis Day 2022

World Zoonosis Day 2022 – Every year, World Zoonosis Day is marked on July 6 in the world to raise awareness about the infectious diseases collectively termed zoonotic diseases. Zoonosis Day is celebrated in memory of Louis Pasteur, a French biologist who, on July 6, 1885, successfully administered the first-ever Rabies vaccine to a patient named Joseph Meister.

World Zoonosis Day 2022: History

  • World Zoonoses Day was formed on 6 July 1885 to educate and create awareness regarding zoonotic diseases that can transmit from animals to humans.
  • It also commemorates French biologist Louis Pasteur, who had administered the first dose of the first vaccine against rabies.

Zoonoses –

  • Zoonosis is also known as Zoonotic disease, is a kind of infectious disease that is transmitted from animals to humans.
  • directly or indirectly, it can be passed to humans from animals.
  • the common way of transmission of it is mosquito or tick bites.

Causes –

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Parasites

Ways to avoid 

  • keep good hand hygiene by washing hands using soap and clean water.
  • wear dresses that can protect you from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.
  • Try to avoid bites and scratches from animals.

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