Zoonotic diseases are very common, both in the United States and around the world. Scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals. Because of this, CDC works 24/7 to protect people from zoonotic diseases in the United States and around the world.
IACUC is responsible for ensuring that people working with animals are made aware of health and safety concerns related to animal species they work with in their research. The link below provides species specific information intended for PI's and their employees to review prior to working with that animal species. If you have any questions please contact Research Ethics and Compliance at 438-2529.