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Veterinary Public Health

The Human-Animal Connection

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.


Veterinary Updates

News articles and press releases about diseases of veterinary importance and zoonotic diseases.

Reportable Diseases and Forms

Reporting forms for vets, time frames, and factsheets for diseases of veterinary importance and zoonotic diseases.

Reporting Results

Data from the voluntary reporting completed by veterinarians.

Publications and Resources

Compendia, CD Summary articles, and other resources related to zoonotic and veterinary diseases.

Featured Reports

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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