anthroponoses


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anthroponoses

diseases of humans, transmissible from humans to lower animals.
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Human communicable diseases can be classified according to the source of infection as anthroponoses (when the source is an infectious human; interhuman transfer is typical), zoonoses (the source is an infectious animal; interhuman transfer is uncommon), and sapronoses (the source is an abiotic substrate, nonliving environment; interhuman transfer is exceptional).
Anthroponoses (Greek "anthropos" = man, "nosos" = disease) are diseases transmissible from human to human.
While anthroponoses and zoonoses are usually the domains for professional activities of human and veterinary microbiologists, respectively, sapronoses may be the domain for environmental microbiologists.