3 doctors weighed in:

Please help! what is the number 1 way to prevent zoonotic diseases from spreading?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid animals

Zoonotic diseases are infections common in animals that inadvertently infect humans.
These diseases prefer to infect animals and most do not transfer from person to person but can go from person back to other animals. These infections can mutate and become contagious to other humans so they should all be treated by a knowledgeable physician. Isolation and appropriate treatment will prevent spread.

In brief: Avoid animals

Zoonotic diseases are infections common in animals that inadvertently infect humans.
These diseases prefer to infect animals and most do not transfer from person to person but can go from person back to other animals. These infections can mutate and become contagious to other humans so they should all be treated by a knowledgeable physician. Isolation and appropriate treatment will prevent spread.
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Wash your hands too.
Read more answers from doctors