There are many different bacteria, parasites and viruses carried by animals that can spread to humans and cause serious illness.
To learn more about some of the common ones found in our region, please follow the links below.
An infection caused by eating the eggs of tapeworms called E.multiocularis.
An infection caused by the salmonella bacteria that live mostly in the intestines of animals and birds.
This page contains information on how to safely manage live chickens in an urban space.
An infection caused by the bacteria Brucella. These bacteria can be found in cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep.
An infection caused by a group of bacteria that live mostly in the intestines of animals, including poultry, cattle, rodents and household pets.
An infection caused by a group of parasites called cryptosporidium. These infections occur in a person’s stomach and intestines.