Hi, I am thinking about a hypothetical situation of epidemiology so that I can better understand some concepts.
some horses had contaminated water and got ill (lets say from E. Coli), and I somehow got feces from the horse onto my hands, didn't wash my hands, and then consumed the feces particles and got sick.
Would my disease be a zoonosis since it 'technically' came from a horse?
Also, how would I describe the horse? I believe it is just a reservoir, but Im not sure. Could it be a vehicle and an etiologic agent? A combination of these terms? I am confused by these terms and would love some explanation!!
Thank you for your help! I definitely want to learn these concepts.