The Wild World of Zoonotic Disease: An Introduction

The Wild World of Zoonotic Disease: An Introduction
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-07-09
Unit 1 Slide Deck: The Wild World of Zoonotic Disease: An Introduction
Unit 2 Recording: The Wild World of Zoonotic Disease

This short seminar provides an overview of zoonotic diseases – infections shared between.animals and people – where they are, why, how, and why they are a concern to animal care and control personnel. It provides an ideal background for animal control officers, animal care professionals or any justice professional/first responder who may intermittently have to engage with animals.

During this webinar, participants will:

  • Gain insight into the major groups of zoonotic pathogens and diversity of the disease they cause
  • Gain an understanding of risk factors for zoonoses
  • Learn about the importance of, and techniques for, prevention of zoonotic diseases.




The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.





Audience Comments

  • “Being made aware of the unknown; also bring to light the need for better protective equipment for employees.” — Luther
  • “Very insightful and a good reminder to practice good PPE.” — Cynthia
  • “From a Risk Management perspective, the information presented in this webinar is rather icky, but priceless. Best to be aware than to be dumbfounded when an incident arises. Excellent presentation.” — Jacalyn
  • “It’s alarming how many diseases are caused by zoonotic pathogens that you don’t think about on a regular basis!” — Judith
  • “Better understanding on what to look for in animal transmitted diseases.” — Leigh
  • “Zoonotic diseases are a reality of life, and we must continue being vigilant in our response and prevention efforts! Thank you.  I feel the presenter knew his stuff and was effective in reaching us.” — Mary
** This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care and Control Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Current NACA Members who attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo.
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