A zoonosis normally maintained by humans but that can be transmitted to other vertebrates (for example, amebiasis to dogs, tuberculosis). Compare: anthropozoonosis, amphixenosis.
[zoo- + G. anthrōpos, man, + nosos, disease]
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Although numerous studies have provided substantial evidence of spread of antimicrobial drug-resistant bacteria from animals to humans, current investigations indicate that humans can transmit resistant pathogens to animals in a reverse zoonotic event, called zooanthroponosis (1,2).
(15-18) There is evidence that MRSA can be transmitted both from animal to human (zoonotic transmission) and human to animal (zooanthroponosis or reverse zoonotic transmission).
latum, hence the disease is considered to be zooanthroponosis. The dogs may serve as carriers of infection, so the infected dogs should be periodically treated and they should be restrained from feeding raw or improperly cooked fish.
Enteric infections are referred to zooanthroponosis, which is the most commonly encountered infection worldwide, and from year to year, it becomes a real problem in all countries of the world according to the data from WHO [4,5].
Of course, the reverse is also true; healthy people promote healthy pets as diseases can be transmitted from people to pets (zooanthroponosis).