Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
What is Zoonosis?
We're glad you asked! A zoonotic disease (zoonosis) is a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans.
Every day, wildlife rehabilitators put their health on the line when working with their patients. From possible bites and scratches to serious diseases, it is important that rehabilitators are aware of the dangers posed by working with these amazing animals.
To keep wildlife patients and rehabilitators alike healthy, it is important to keep up to date on zoonotic diseases as well as best biosecurity practices. Please use this page as a resource for learning about diseases and disease prevention.
For in depth information on the many known zoonotic diseases, check out the CDC's detailed webpage!
Want to know how you can improve your center's biosecurity measures? The Ohio Division of Wildlife has added a biosecurity section to the Minimum Standards Guide to help rehabilitators get started.