Zoonotic diseases (zoonoses): guidance, data and analysis

The diagnosis, management and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases.

Zoonoses are infections that can pass between animals and humans.

You can get zoonotic diseases through direct contact with animals if you:

  • work with animals
  • have pets
  • have hobbies that involve animals

You can also get some of these diseases from contaminated food or water, or via insects such as ticks.

Zoonotic diseases

  1. List of zoonotic diseases

    • Guidance

Investigating and managing risk


Quarterly surveillance reports for zoonotic infections are published in the Health Protection Report.

  1. Zoonoses: UK annual reports

    • Research and analysis


Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 23 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added zoonoses report UK for 2015.
  2. First published.