Zoonotic disease in Scotland during 2019

20 October 2020

Article: 54/4201

On 20 October 2020, Health Protection Scotland (HPS), part of Public Health Scotland (PHS), published its report on selected zoonotic infections in Scotland during 2019.

Zoonoses are diseases and infections that are naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and humans.

This report summarises laboratory confirmed cases of selected zoonotic infections reported in Scotland during 2019, excluding the main gastrointestinal pathogens, which are covered in detail in separate surveillance reports.