The bigger the evolutionary jump, the more lethal cross-species diseases could be

A disease jumping from a buffalo to a cow is making a short evolutionary jump, and is less likely to be fatal. A disease jumping from a buffalo to a cat involves a larger evolutionary jump and a higher chance of death. Luckily, this lethality may cause the disease to spread poorly amongst its new hosts.

Pneumonic Plague in a Dog and Widespread Potential Human Exposure in a Veterinary Hospital, United States

In December 2017, a dog that had pneumonic plague was brought to a veterinary teaching hospital in northern Colorado. Several factors, including signalment, season, imaging, and laboratory findings, contributed to delayed diagnosis and resulted in potential exposure of >116 persons and 46 concurrently hospitalized animals to Yersinia pestis.

FAO, OIE, and WHO launch a guide for countries on taking a One Health approach to addressing zoonotic diseases

As global trade and travel expands, zoonotic diseases are increasingly posing concerns worldwide. To face these threats, collaboration, coordination, communication, and concerted action between different sectors are needed, using a multisectoral, One Health approach.