Browse by Disease
What diseases can people get from animals? We have listed some of the most important ones below.
These links take you to general information on a various of diseases spread by animals or parasites from animals.
Diseases are listed in alphabetical order by their common name.
BSE, mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopthy): An infectious disease associated with cattle.
Brucellosis (Brucella spp.): A bacterial disease associated with farm animals and dogs.
Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter spp.): A bacterial disease associated with cats, dogs, farm animals and improper food preparation.
Cat Scratch Disease or cat scratch fever (Bartonella henselae): A bacterial disease associated with cat scratches and bites.
Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus spp.): A fungal disease associated with wild birds, especially pigeon droppings.
Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium spp.): A parasitic disease associated with cats, dogs, and farm animals.
Escherichia coli O157:H7: A bacterial disease associated with cattle and improper food preparation.
Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia): A parasitic disease associated with various animals and water.
Hantavirus (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome): A rare viral disease associated with wild mice.
Herpes B (Herpesvirus 1): A viral disease associated with Macaque monkeys.
Histoplasmosis (Histoplasma spp.): A fungal disease associated with bat guano (stool).
Hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense, Uncinaria stenocephals): A parasitic disease associated with dogs and their environment.
Leishmaniasis (Leishmania spp.): A parasitic disease associated with dogs and sand flies.
Leptospirosis (Leptospira spp.): A bacterial disease associated with livestock, dogs, rodents, wildlife and contaminated water .
Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection): A bacterial disease associated with dogs and ticks.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis: A viral disease associated with rodents such as rats, guinea pigs and house mice.
Monkeypox: A viral disease recently suspected to be associated with prairie dogs, Gambian rats, and rabbits.
Plague (Yersinia pestis): A rare bacterial disease associated with wild rodents, cats, and fleas.
Psittacosis (Chlamydia psittaci): A bacterial disease associated with pet birds, including parrots and parakeets.
Rabies: A viral disease associated with mammals, including dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife.
Raccoon roundworm Infection (Baylisascaris procyonis): A parasitic disease associated with raccoons.
Ringworm (Microsporum spp. and Trichophyton spp.): A fungal disease associated with mammals including dogs, cats, horses and farm animals.
Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii) : A rickettsial disease associated with dogs
Tapeworm Infection (Dipylidium caninum): A parasite associated with flea infections in cats and dogs.
Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii): A parasitic disease associated with cats and their environment.
Tuberculosis or TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis): A bacterial disease associated with deer, elk, bison and cattle.
Tularemia (Francisella tularensis): A bacterial disease associated with sheep and wildlife, especially rodents and rabbits.
West Nile Virus: A viral disease spread by mosquitoes which can affect birds, horses, and other mammals.
Yersiniosis (Yersinia enterocolitica): A bacterial disease associated with dogs, cats, and farm animals. Also associated with improper preparation of chitterlings.
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