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Zoonoses and Biological Risks

Diseases that are naturally transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonoses or zoonotic diseases. More than 70% of all human infectious diseases came from animals, including Ebola, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS), avian influenza and Monkeypox. The COVID-19 pandemic is also a novel zoonosis, caused by a coronavirus that probably came from bats. 

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Zoonoses - Diseases Naturally Transmitted from Animals to Humans

Zucca P, Scagliarini A, Ramma Y, Khan Ali S (2022)  Frontiers for Young Minds


The Zoonosecene

Zucca P. (2020) The new geological epoch of intensive breeding, of wildlife trade, of antibiotic resistance and of pandemic diseases, following the Anthropocene. Platinum, Sole 24Ore English Edition. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16949.50408/1
(Link IT version, Link EN version)

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A Three-Year Biocrime Sanitary Surveillance on Illegally Imported Companion Animals

Cocchi M et al.Pathogens. 2021; 10(8):1047. DOI:

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