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n. pl. zo·on·o·ses (-sēz′)
A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.

[New Latin : zoo- + -nosis, alteration (influenced by -osis) of Greek nosos, disease.]

zo′o·not′ic (-ə-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(zəʊˈɒnəsɪs; ˌzəʊəˈnəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
[from zoo- + Greek nosos disease]
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(zoʊˈɒn ə sɪs, ˌzoʊ əˈnoʊ sɪs n., pl. -ses (-sēz`, -sēz))
any disease of animals communicable to humans.
[1875–80; < Greek zōio- zoo- + nósos sickness, with ending appar. conformed to -sis]
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any disease of lower animals that may be transmitted to man. — zoonotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoonosis - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
splenic fever - a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
Bang's disease, contagious abortion, brucellosis - an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
glanders - a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease - an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
lyssa, rabies, madness, hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
leptospirosis, swamp fever - an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
deer fly fever, rabbit fever, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
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Hensel, D.V.M., from Texas A&M University in College Station, and colleagues evaluated serologic data, transmission patterns, and regulations related to brucellosis in dogs, with a particular focus on the infection as an under-recognized zoonosis.
In direct zoonosis the disease is directly transmitted from animals to humans through media such as air or through bites and salives.
At least six people have died from RVF in Wajir since May when the disease was first reported.RVF is a mosquito-borne viral zoonosis, which periodically causes disease outbreaks in humans and livestock and is known to have been endemic in sub-Saharan Africa since 1912.Patients usually experience fever, generalised weakness, back pain, and dizziness at the onset of the illness and weight loss.
The Omani embassy in India said in a statement online, "Due to the spread of the Nipah virus in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the Embassy in New Delhi calls on citizens not to travel there except in the most necessary cases, and to take care and avoid crowds, and the consumption of fruits and vegetables." According to World Health Organisation: "Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe illness in both animals and humans.
The World Health Organization says that Nipah virus is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes a severe disease in both animals and humans.
Called the Nipah virus, it is listed by the (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/nipah/en/) World Health Organization as "a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans." A zoonosis is a disease that animals can communicate to humans.