Some groups of people are more susceptible to catching diseases from animals, due to their compromised immune systems i.e.
- Infants and small children, since their immune systems are not fully developed and they have poor hygiene.
- Pregnant women have compromised immune systems and there are risks to the foetus as well.
- Others who have a compromised immune system, e.g. older people.
- Patients undergoing treatments such as AIDS and cancer patients.
The table below shows common diseases associated with different kinds of animals and precautions to be taken