Zoonosis is a broad description of any disease which is transmitted primarily from animals to humans, such as rabies. Most people are unaware of the most common zoonosis diseases. These include contagious internal parasites such as hookworm, roundworm, and two forms of the tapeworm. These are common diseases in cats and dogs that everyone has heard of, but you may not know that you can get these parasites from your pets.
The Stamford Health Department division of Environmental Health regularly monitors disease patterns in wild animal and domestic animal communities that may threaten human health. Though not frequently encountered in humans, such diseases are constantly present in the animal population. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, birds, and water-borne illnesses are the most common carriers of these zoonosis diseases. The department issues warnings when such outbreaks occur. For more information about zoonosis, contact the department offices, located at the Government Center , between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call them at 977-4384.
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