World Zoonoses Day is observed across the globe on July 6 to spread awareness about the infectious disease and how it spreads.
Though not many people know about it, World Zoonosis Day 2022 is being observed across the world today, July 6. The day is observed every year to spread awareness about a group of very infectious diseases, which are collectively known as zoonotic diseases.
Zoonotic diseases are caused by viruses, parasites, bacteria and fungi. These germs can lead to several kinds of illnesses, ranging in severity, in people and animals. Some can even cause death. Unlike in humans, animals may often appear healthy even when they carry such germs.
World Zoonosis Day is celebrated every year to celebrate Louis Pasteur, who was a French scientist who successfully administered the first-ever rabies vaccine to a patient on July 6, 1885. It must be noted that rabies is also a zoonotic disease.