Animals have always served as disease vectors for humans. While the threat is ancient, the focus on these diseases is emerging. Birds, livestock and other mammals, reptiles and insects are known to carry these emerging infectious diseases.
Veterinary Zoonotic Disease Reporting, Oregon, 2010-2014
The Oregon Health Authority has consistently collected veterinary zoonotic disease data in Oregon since 2011. With only three years of data we can see upward trends in some diseases.
Read the report (pdf)