Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Strategies for Their Management

  • AMK Mohan Rao National Institute of Plant Health Management, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt of India, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
  • SN Sharma National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, 22, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi, India.
Keywords: Zoonoses, Vector, Transmission, Pandemic


As per the World Health Organization (WHO), any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans or from humans to animals is classified as a zoonosis and these diseases can cause many different types of illnesses in people and animals, ranging from mild to serious illness and even death. Due to the strong interrelatedness among animals, humans, and the environment; research on zoonotic diseases, their management and strategies for prevention focusing on the one health approach need to be prioritised to identify critical intervention steps in the transmission of pathogens. Active surveillance targeting all components of the one health approach needs to be implemented to early and accurately detect zoonoses, and timely human immunization and pathogen/ vector control measures could be organised. These measures are focused on robust disease surveillance, community awareness and community engagement.

How to cite this article:
Mohan Rao AMK, Sharma SN. Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Strategies for Their Management. XIV Annual Conference of Indian Society for Malaria & Other Communicable Diseases (ISMOCD). 2023;30-34.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.202333