Common Zoonotic Diseases From Farm Animals.
Technical Safety Bulletin from UMASH
What are zoonotic diseases?
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can
be transmitted between animals and people.
What are some examples of germs that cause
Campylobacter (bacteria)Salmonella (bacteria)
• E. coli O157:H7 (bacteria)
• Yersinia (bacteria)
• Cryptosporidium (parasite)
Is it common to find these types of germs on a
Yes, some germs are naturally in the intestines of
healthy livestock and are found in the animals’
feces. Even if an animal appears healthy, it could
still pass these germs to you. However, some
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Cryptosporidium, can also make