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Zoonotic Diseases - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to identify the different types of diseases that can be spread from animals to humans. Lessons examine the importance of protecting yourself and your clients from these types of illnesses and discuss what causes zoonotic diseases. Topics covered in the lessons include:
- The definition and description of zoonotic diseases
- Bacterial and parasitic zoonotic infections
- Toxocariasis and toxoplasmosis
- Fungal and viral zoonotic infections
Each lesson in this chapter is available in two formats. Watch lessons as entertaining videos with fun visual and audio effects, or review full transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words. Quizzes and a chapter exam are available to assess how well you understand zoonotic diseases. If you answer any questions incorrectly, links are available that return you to the portion of the video lesson you need to review. Timelines can help you skip to key topics within the video lessons without watching them in full. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.
1. What are Zoonotic Diseases?
This lesson will define what a zoonotic disease is, who is most at risk for getting one, as well as the common ways by which they are obtained and how they can be avoided.
2. Bacterial Zoonotic Infections
This lesson will go over some of the bacterial zoonotic infections and diseases you can get from your pets, including cat scratch disease, salmonellosis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, MRSA, and the plague!
3. Parasitic Zoonotic Infections
This lesson will go over some external and internal parasite that can be transmitted between animals and humans, including hookworm, tapeworm, and more.
4. Understanding Toxocariasis & Toxoplasmosis
This lesson will go over two famous parasites that can cause zoonotic disease and serious, albeit rare, problems in humans, which are toxocariasis and toxoplasmosis.
5. Fungal Zoonotic Infections
This lesson will go over the most common fungal zoonotic disease a person can get and list the potential, albeit rare, other fungal zoonotic infections a person can get from an animal.
6. Viral Zoonotic Infections
In this lesson, we'll go over the most important viral zoonotic disease, what forms it takes in animals, and some other viral zoonotic infections of lesser note.
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