UNH Speakers Bureau

Zoonotic Disease

 

Program Description:

Zoonotic diseases are diseases caused by infectious agents that can be transmitted between (or are shared by) animals and humans. Many diseases from influenza to strep to the plaque can be transmitted between the species. With statistics showing that more than half of US households keep pets and/or livestock, its important to have an understanding of the kinds of diseases that can be spread, how they are spread, what took look for and how to protect yourself.