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Animals have always served as disease vectors for humans. While the threat is ancient, the focus on these diseases is emerging. Mammals, birds, reptiles and insects are known to carry these emerging infectious diseases.
Zoonotic diseases are caused by infectious agents that can be transmitted between (or shared by) animals and humans.
COVID-19 Information for Veterinarians
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News articles and press releases about diseases of veterinary importance and zoonotic diseases.
Reporting forms for vets, time frames, and factsheets for diseases of veterinary importance and zoonotic diseases.
Data from the voluntary reporting completed by veterinarians.
Compendia, CD Summary articles, and other resources related to zoonotic and veterinary diseases.
2019 Oregon Veterinary Zoonotic Data
OHA has consistently collected veterinary laboratory-reported zoonotic disease data in Oregon since 2011. With only a few years of data, we noticed upward trends in some diseases. Some of these may be investigated as they pose a threat to human health. Animal zoonotic disease may also be an indicator of the health of the environment, which may impact human health.
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