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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zoonoticadjective

    of or relating to or constituting zoonosis

    "the Ebola virus is believed to be zoonotic"

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  1. zoonoticadjective

    of, or relating to zoonosis

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  1. zoonotic

    A zoonosis (; plural zoonoses) or zoonotic disease is an infectious disease of humans caused by a pathogen (an infectious agent, such as a bacterium, virus, parasite or prion) that can jump from a non-human (usually a vertebrate) to a human and vice versa.Major modern diseases such as Ebola virus disease and salmonellosis are zoonoses. HIV was a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans in the early part of the 20th century, though it has now evolved into a separate human-only disease. Most strains of influenza that infect humans are human diseases, although many strains of bird flu and swine flu are zoonoses; these viruses occasionally recombine with human strains of the flu and can cause pandemics such as the 1918 Spanish flu or the 2009 swine flu. Taenia solium infection is one of the neglected tropical diseases with public health and veterinary concern in endemic regions. Zoonoses can be caused by a range of disease pathogens such as emergent viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites; of 1,415 pathogens known to infect humans, 61% were zoonotic. Most human diseases originated in non-humans; however, only diseases that routinely involve non-human to human transmission, such as rabies, are considered direct zoonoses.Zoonoses have different modes of transmission. In direct zoonosis the disease is directly transmitted from non-humans to humans through media such as air (influenza) or through bites and saliva (rabies). In contrast, transmission can also occur via an intermediate species (referred to as a vector), which carry the disease pathogen without getting sick. When humans infect non-humans, it is called reverse zoonosis or anthroponosis. The term is from Greek: ζῷον zoon "animal" and νόσος nosos "sickness". Host genetics plays an important role in determining which non-human viruses will be able to make copies of themselves in the human body. Dangerous non-human viruses are those that require few mutations to begin replicating themselves in human cells. These viruses are dangerous since the required combinations of mutations might randomly arise in the natural reservoir.

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  1. zoonotic

    Zoonotic refers to diseases or infections that can be transmitted from animals, both wild and domesticated, to human beings. This transmission can occur through various ways such as direct contact with the animals, encountering animal urine or feces, through insects like mosquitoes and ticks that first bite an infected animal, and even through the air in some instances. Examples of zoonotic diseases include rabies, Lyme disease, and zoonotic influenza.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zoonotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zoonotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of zoonotic in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Racaniello:

    Coronaviruses — you can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily, spike protein drives a lot of what happen with coronavirus, in zoonotic risk. So you can get the sequence, you can build the protein, and we work a lot with Ralph Baric at UNC to do this. Insert into the backbone of another virus and do some work in the lab. So you can get more predictive when you find a sequence. You’ve got this diversity. Now the logical progression for vaccines is, if you are going to develop a vaccine for SARS, people are going to use pandemic SARS, but let’s insert some of these other things and get a better vaccine.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Given the strong link between illegal wildlife sold in wet markets and zoonotic diseases, the United States has called on the Peoples Republic of China to permanently close its wildlife wet markets and all markets that sell illegal wildlife. I call on all ASEAN governments to do the same.

  3. Caitlin Cossaboom:

    Anthrax is only one of many, many diseases that are zoonotic, meaning they can be spread between animals and humans, some examples of this include rabies, which can be spread through bites from infected animals to humans, and rabies, also like anthrax, can be controlled by controlling it in animals.

  4. Joel Wertheim:

    The raw ingredients for a zoonotic virus with pandemic potential are still lurking in the wild.

  5. Amesh Adalja:

    Anthrax is a zoonotic disease with human cases often tied to animal exposure. For example, multiple cases have occurred at African drumming events when individuals were exposed to animal drum skins that contained anthrax spores, because of the risk of spillover into humans, it is crucial to monitor animal anthrax outbreaks and delimit the exposure of humans while promptly administering post-exposure antibiotics to those exposed. It is also important to emphasize Anthrax is a major biowarfare threat and being prepared for outbreaks of animal origin directly enhances abilities to respond to a potential bioattack using anthrax.

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