Viral Zoonosis. An Overview. Definition. Zooneses are diseases of vertebrate animals that can be transmitted to man: either directly or indirectly through an insect vector. When an insect vector is involved, the disease is also known as an arboviral disease.
Structure of rabies virus (Source: CDC)
Rabies virus particles
Rabies is a zoonosis which is prevalent in wildlife. The main animals involved differs from continent to continent.
Europe fox, bats
Middle East wolf, dog
Africa dog, mongoose, antelope
N America foxes, skunks, raccoons, insectivorous bats
S America dog, vampire bats
Negri Body in neuron cell (source: CDC)
Positive DFA test (Source: CDC
The vaccines which are available for humans are present are inactivated whole virus vaccines.
Lassa fever virus particles budding from the surface of an infected cell. (Source: CDC)
Stripped field mouse (Apodemus agrarius)
Bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus)
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)
Comparative Clinical Features of Recognized Hantavirus Disease (HVD)