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Environmental Health - Programs - Zoonotic Disease Investigations


Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be naturally transmitted from animals to humans.  A number of zoonotic diseases are present in Florida.

Environmental health workers investigate reported zoonotic diseases to help prevent outbreaks in the community. The following are some examples of zoonotic diseases:

  • Anthrax
  • Avian influenza
  • Botulism
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E. coli 0157:h7
  • Mosquito-borne
  • Plaque
  • Rabies
  • Salmonella
  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Toxoplasmosis

Page last updated: 07/9/13