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Anthropozoonosis vs. Zooanthroponosis — What's the Difference?

Anthropozoonosis vs. Zooanthroponosis — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Anthropozoonosis and Zooanthroponosis

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Anthropozoonosis

(pathology) Any pathogen that is transmitted from animals to humans. Specifically, it refers to infections that primarily affect animals but can be naturally transmitted to humans.
Examples of anthropozoonoses include brucellosis bacteria or rabies and Ebola viruses.

Zooanthroponosis

The transmission of disease from humans to animals. Specifically it refers to diseases that are primary infections of humans but which can be naturally transmitted to animals. Examples include tuberculosis and human metapneumovirus.

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