Zoonotic Disease Factsheets

These factsheets promote safe and healthy living environments by providing pet owners and the general public with resources on common diseases transmitted between animals and humans (zoonotic diseases).these simple guides provide information on prevention and control methods that you can use in and around your home if your animal is diagnosed with a zoonotic disease.

Disease Specific Factsheets

Additional Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Pets, Healthy People - The CDC is a federal authority that provides guidance for state and local organizations regarding human diseases. The Healthy Pets Healthy People website provides pet owners with safe handling tips and general information on animal-transmitted diseases.
  • Companion Animal Parasite Council - The Companion Animal Parasite Council website provides information for veterinary and medical professionals concerning particular diseases. More specifically, it offers in-depth knowledge on external (such as ticks and fleas) and internal (such as roundworms and hookworms) parasites of dogs and cats.
  • National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians - The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians website provides standardized national recommendations for particular zoonotic disease issues such as rabies, psittacosis, and animals in public settings.
  • The Center for Food Security & Public Health - The Center for Food Security and Public Health is associated with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine that serves to promote awareness of animal diseases, particularly zoonotic diseases and potential biowarfare agents. The website provides numerous general and technical factsheets on specific diseases as well as excellent resources for cleaning and disinfection methods.