Zoonoses are fundamental determinants of community health and preventing, identifying and managing them requires a central public health focus. Most current zoonoses research focuses on interface of the pathogen and clinically ill person, emphasising microbial detection, mechanisms of pathogenicity and clinical intervention strategies, rather than examining causes of emergence, persistence and spread of new zoonoses. There are gaps in understanding animal determinants of emergence and capacity to train qualified individuals. Emerging infectious disease research should focus on enhanced communications across disciplinary and agency boundaries; assessment and development of surveillance and disease detection tools; examination of linkages between animal health determinants of human health outcomes; and cross-disciplinary training and research.

This section has links to essential information on current news and developments in the field of zoonoses, listing resresources as also links to some of RCZI's special initiatives including Zoonoses Watch, a quarterly newsletter and the RCZI blog.

  • RSS Feeds on Individual Zoonoses is an updated collation of news feeds picked up from multiple sites on current happenings in zoonoses
  • What’s New gives a quick snapshot of the latest global initiatives, events and developments in the world of zoonoses
  • Resources on Zoonoses is a repository of links that provide information to some pathbreaking work being done by the world’s leading research and development organisations as also access to the latest web resources on zoonoses
  • RCZI Newsletter Zoonoses Watch is a quarterly e-newsletter brought out by the Public Health Foundation of India on the Roadmap to Zoonoses in India (RCZI) initiative, taking up a specialised theme in each of its issues, covering topics of interests to policy makers, public health practitioners, animal health experts and those engaged in advocacy and communication.
  • RCZI Blog has interesting posts and comments by experts and guest bloggers on the complex but interesting aspects of human-animal health interface
  • Get Involved by reading more about RCZI, what is RCZI, subscribing to the newsletter, contributing to the RCZI Blog or linking up with researchers and practitioners by contacting Dr Syed Abbas at