Part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS protects and promotes US agricultural health, regulates genetically engineered organisms, administers the Animal Welfare Act, and carries out wildlife damage management activities.
The CDC is one of the major components of the Department of Health and Human Services and works to protect America from health, safety, and security threats. Topic areas include animal welfare and animal-related diseases.
Part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), FSIS is responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
A zoonosis is any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans and vice-versa. The WHO is engaging in an ever-increasing number of cross sectoral activities to address health threats at the human-animal-ecosystem interface.