The Health Ministry said that zoonoses have been defined

The Health Ministry said that zoonoses have been defined

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The Health Ministry said that zoonoses have been defined
as diseases and infections that are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and humans.
With the second largest human population and one of the world’s greatest densities of livestock, coupled with socio-cultural characteristics particular to Indian populace present a challenge in itself.
Some zoonotic diseases have pandemic potential, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza, Zika, Ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV).
Around 60 per cent of all human diseases and around 75 per cent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic however, these are missed, not recognised or understood in developing countries like India.
The pact will help to bridge the gap between human health and agriculture or veterinary research and will make India address high priority issues in a coordinated manner.
Some of the significant outcomes of the pact include exchange of scientific literature, information and methodology, utilisation of facilities and expertise, exchange of pertinent research material, development and implementation of collaborative research projects in areas of mutual interest like Zoonotic diseases, Anti-Microbial Resistance, Nutrition, Pesticides. PTI TDS
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