World Zoonoses Day
World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6 every year to emphasize and bring the problem awareness amongst people, and teach them to take the right action.
Approximately 150 zoonotic diseases are known to exist. Wildlife serves as a reservoir for many diseases common to domestic animals and humans. Persons working with wildlife should be alert to the potential for disease transmission from animals. Neither animal handlers nor the general public have reason to be alarmed or frightened but everyone should respect the potential for disease transmission and use sound preventive measures. Generally, the disease can be easily prevented than treated. Nowadays, there is effective prevention through advance measures in medical science and vaccination.