A zoonosis is a disease that can be transmitted from a non-human animal to a human. Several invertebrates are known to be carriers of zoonotic diseases. These invertebrates include ticks, flies, fleas, lice and assassin bugs.
A photograph of the assassin bug Triatoma infestans which is the most important vector for the zoonotic Chagas disease.
Photograph by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Federal Government.
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