Back to search

The significance of education in the preparedness for zoonotic diseases


Zoonotic diseases can potentially cause different illnesses in humans and animals, ranging from mild to severe manifestations and resulting in fatalities. Regrettably, the public and governmental bodies often lack awareness regarding the significance of many zoonoses. Neglected zoonotic diseases, including Leptospirosis, Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis, and various parasitic and virus infections, are particularly concerning. In different contexts, diverse educational strategies address the intricate interplay between human health, animal health, and the environment. By fostering recognition of zoonotic diseases, communities can better understand the underlying dynamics and develop effective prevention, control, and mitigation strategies for improving their health.

More information

Book Chapter