Zoonotic diseases are those that can be passed between animals and humans and can be caused by viruses, bacterias, parasties and fungi. This zoonoses by species listed below focuses on zoonotic disease associated with animals used at UCSF, including general methods to prevent disease transfer from animals to humans. While most animals at UCSF are free of zoonotic disease, it is important to be aware of pathogenic organisms that may be carried by animals. If you observe any symptoms in your study animals, contact a LARC veternarian immediately. If you observe any symptoms in your household pets, contact your personal veterinarian.
Zoonoses by Species