Here are the five most common infectious diseases that your pets can pass on to you.
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Rabies. It concerns primarily dogs that have the ability to run somewhere far from home. Human rabies after the onset of the first symptoms is incurable and fatal, so if a dog (or a cat, or a fox, or a raccoon) suddenly bites you, you should immediately contact a trauma center, because rabies serum is your only salvation. The good news is that dogs can be vaccinated against rabies.
Ringworm. Compared with rabies, it is a ridiculous disease, but there is nothing pleasant about it either. This is such a fungus that leaves unpleasant marks on the skin, most often children who have had contact with kittens in the yard suffer. A good reason to teach a child to wash his hands thoroughly after each contact with animals.
Animals suffer rabies that can kill humans
Salmonellosis. The causative agents of intestinal infection are carried not only by animals, but also by reptiles. And after contact, even with a healthy-looking animal, you may experience such a terrible diarrhea that you will love animals once and for all. So wash your hands. Including after cleaning the tray or collecting excrement in a bag on the street.
Toxoplasmosis. For most people, infection with these parasites goes unnoticed, pregnant women should be on their guard: toxoplasmas can cause fetal malformation. The rules are simple: if you are pregnant, then another person should remove the cat tray (the main source of infection is a cat), in extreme cases, use gloves. Be sure to wash vegetables and fruits. And if you already have children – give up the idea of building castles in the sandbox, cats, as you know, love to spoil there.
Cat scratch disease. This is a bacterial infection with fever and other troubles, in some cases, ugly scars remain on the site of scratches in patients. There is no insurance: the barbaric onyctomy procedure – surgical removal of the claws) is definitely not the choice of a humane person.
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