The Zoonoses fact sheet answers the question “What are the potential zoonotic pathogens from dogs in Indigenous communities?”
A zoonosis is a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Australia has at least 89 zoonotic agents and zoonotic disease can be spread directly or indirectly.
- Direct: animal to human
- Indirect: animal to inanimate item / soil to human
- animal to food to human
- animal to insect vector to human