The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the whole world in ways that didn’t seem plausible too many months ago. The origin of the virus has been under speculation, but it has most likely been traced back to a wet market in Wuhan, China. Research has suggested, that the virus was originated in an animal, possibly a bat. This makes the coronavirus a zoonosis: an infectious disease spreading from an animal to a human.
“People can get zoonotic diseases from contact with infected live poultry, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and other domestic and wild animals. A common way for these diseases to spread is through the bite of a mosquito or tick. People can get diseases in most places where they might have contact with infected animals and insects
Zoo … what?
A zoonosis is a disease or infection that has the potential to spread from pets to their owners and in some cases vice versa.
There are more than sixty diseases with the potential of being zoonotic but fortunately most of these diseases are rare.