Love them or hate them, it is hard to get away from pets. And even if you don't own one yourself, you are likely to come across them (or things they have left behind) regularly.
Most interactions between humans and pets are likely to be overwhelmingly positive. But pets can carry some diseases that affect us. Such diseases, termed zoonoses, are usually very mild, but the rarer ones can be more severe.
Here are some of the infections people can catch from their pets: