The diseases that can be transmitted by the wild animals to humans are technically known as zoonotic diseases. Whether you look at this wildlife creature as your friend or your enemy, always remember the fact that it can carry different pathogens in its body. Zoonotic diseases can come from python, bats, bunnies, Gambian rats, and almost all animals that can be found in the wild. Some of these diseases have plagued humanity for centuries. While the others have emerged only recently.
List of Diseases That Wild Athens-Clarke Animals May Carry
As urbanization forces these animals out of their natural habitat, expect that our interaction with them will be more common. In this article, we will give you a quick roundup of the most important zoonotic diseases.
When a wild animal is infected with this disease, it will shed the egg of the parasite by defecating. People with weakened immune system such as children and pregnant women are vulnerable to this disease. Infected person will show little to no symptoms. Usually, the symptoms will resemble the flu virus such as muscle pain that will last for months. Sometimes it will manifest longer than that. Based on the statistics, at least 30% of the humans have been infected with this disease mainly due to eating undercooked or raw meat. Some people are not aware that they have been infected since this will not show any symptoms. Nonetheless, condition can be fatal to those who have weak immune system.
Rabies is a virus that attacks the nervous system of Athens-Clarke mammals. The disease can be spread through the saliva of the infected mammals. Humans can acquire this through the bites and scratches of a rabid creature. This is a fatal disease. In fact, there are no known treatments once the symptoms have already manifested. Fortunately, vaccination would be effective in preventing the spread of the virus.
Wild animals can carry heaps of bacterial infections. One of them would be the campylobacter infection that are found in the feces of the wild animals. This can lead to gastrointestinal diseases. This may not be a lethal disease but can cause serious illness to those with weak immune system. Leptospirosis can be acquired from the urine and droppings of an infected rodent. If not provided with an immediate medical attention, this can be serious. The person infected with the disease will experience breathing difficulty, liver damages, kidney damages and in some cases death. Another known bacterial infection that can be acquired from the wild animals would be salmonellosis. This may cause diarrhea but in rare cases, it may also lead to kidney damages.
These are only few of the diseases that you can get from the wild Georgia animals. Based on the study, there are at least 39 common diseases that can be acquired through interaction with wild animals. Another 48 diseases will be transferred through their bites. 42 other diseases can be transmitted if we ingested water and food contaminated by these wild creatures.
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