World Zoonoses Day: Every year we observed world Zoonoses day on the 6th of July. But do you know why we celebrate this day and, what does Zoonoses mean?
Zoonoses are the disease transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. Zoonotic Diseases induced by viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, and Mosquitos. Few examples of Zoonotic disease are Ebola, Swine flu, Encephalitis, COVID 19, etc. The most deadly virus which makes our like miserable these days COVID 19 is also a Zoonotic disease.
According to the WHO globally, about one billion cases of illness, and millions of death occur every year from zoonoses and, 60% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses.
Origin of World Zoonoses Day
World Zoonoses day observed after Louis Pasteur, a French biologist successfully administered the first vaccine against Rabies virus, which is a zoonotic disease. We remembered this day every day to raise awareness against Zoonotic disease.
Why we are holding a two-minutes silence on World Zoonoses Day 2020?
This year, on 6th of July 2020 world Zoonoses Day, approximately 150 partners in the One Health Poultry Hub will be silent for two minutes. It will be a time for our private reflection on those we know, and those we don’t, who have suffered the COVID 19 Pandemic and other Endemic Zoonotic diseases that ruined many people’s lives around the world each year.
We are devoted to holding this silence at midday local time wherever we are, whether office, home, airports, or any place.
How to avoid zoonotic diseases?
- Hand and face hygiene, Cover your face while traveling in crowded places, and sanitize your hands regularly.
- Don’t eat uncooked food.
- If you have animals then take care of them, get their routine check-up regularly.
- Keep your place clean and hygienic.
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