Zoonoses are diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Zoonoses can be transmitted to humans from wild animals and pets, like in the case of Rabies. When these diseases are transmitted to humans by mosquitoes or ticks they are called "arboviruses", a special category of zoonoses. Examples of zoonoses transmitted by mosquitoes are West Nile Virus, Saint Louis, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) viruses, while Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease are transmitted by ticks.
Wild Animals and Pets