World Zoonoses Day
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World Zoonoses Day is observed every year on 6 July to raise awareness about the risk of zoonotic diseases.
The day began on July 6, 1885, when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against the rabies virus.
Zoonoses are infectious diseases (viruses, bacteria, and parasites) that spread from animals to humans.
Some examples of zoonotic diseases are Ebola, swine flu, encephalitis, covid 19 etc.
COVID 19 is also a zoonotic disease.
Globally, approximately one billion cases of disease, and millions of deaths, are caused by zoonoses, and 60% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, according to the WHO.
Other important health related days
February 4- World Cancer Day
March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day
March 24- World Tuberculosis Day
April 7- World Health Day
April 17 - World Haemophilia Day
April 25 - World Malaria Day
July 28- World Hepatitis Day
September 28 - World Rabies Day
October 12- World Arthritis Day
November 12 - World Pneumonia Day
November 14 - World Diabetes Day
December 1- World AIDS Day
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