World Zoonoses Day
The World Zoonoses Day, observed on July 6 each year, commemorates the occasion when the French biologist Louis Pasteur administered the first vaccine against rabies (zoonoses) in 1885. The pathogens that cause zoonoses may be bacterial, viral or parasitic. It spreads through direct contact or through food, water or other such mediums.
The global awareness day seeks to emphasis on the importance of preventing and responding to the zoonoses. The theme for this year is ?Let?s break the chain of Zoonotic transmission?. Such calls are relevant in the recent times given the COVID-19 pandemic has originated from bats and transmitted to humans.