A number of diseases can be transmitted to humans from insect and animals. Diseases can be passed on by different kinds of insects including mosquitoes, ticks and flies. Animals including pets and wild life can also pass on diseases to humans.
Some diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus have been a growing concern in the recent years in some parts of North America. Others, such as rabies, have largely been brought under control but can still pose a threat to human health.
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