Animals provide many benefits to human civilization. Many people interact with animals in their daily lives, both at home and away from home. Animals can provide food, livelihood, travel, sport, companionship, and education to people across the globe. We can also come in contact with animals in urban and rural settings, during travel, visiting animal exhibits, or while enjoying the outdoors. However, animals can also spread harmful germs to people and cause illnesses known as zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses. These diseases can range from producing mild symptoms to more severe and even cause death in some instances.