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Animal Diseases and Your Health

Health    Animal Diseases and Your Health
Also called: Zoonoses

Animal diseases that people can catch are called zoonoses. Many diseases affecting humans can be traced to animals or animal products. You can get a disease directly from an animal, or indirectly, through the environment.

Farm animals can carry diseases. If you touch them or things they have touched, like fencing or buckets, wash your hands thoroughly. Adults should make sure children who visit farms or petting zoos wash up as well.

Though they may be cute and cuddly, wild animals may carry germs, viruses, and parasites. Deer and deer mice carry ticks that cause Lyme disease. Some wild animals may carry rabies. Enjoy wildlife from a distance.

Pets can also make you sick. Reptiles pose a particular risk. Turtles, snakes and iguanas can transmit Salmonella bacteria to their owners. You can get rabies from an infected dog or toxoplasmosis from handling kitty litter of an infected cat. The chance that your dog or cat will make you sick is small. You can reduce the risk by practicing good hygiene, keeping pet areas clean and keeping your pets' shots up-to-date.

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Common Causes of Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following are the most common causes of Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • foodborne diseases
  • glanders
  • anthrax
  • rabies
  • West Nile fever
  • cryptosporidiosis

Other Causes of Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following are the less common causes of Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • giardia transmission by pets
  • toxoplasmosis infection
  • HIV virus transmission
  • Ebola virus spread through body fluids and ticks
  • Marburg viral infection

Risk Factors for Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • weak immune system

Prevention of Animal Diseases and Your Health

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Animal Diseases and Your Health. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • keep hands clean or wash hands with soap
  • stay safe around the pets
  • protect yourself from mosquitoes, fleas or ticks
  • avoid scratches or bites from animals

Occurrence of Animal Diseases and Your Health

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Animal Diseases and Your Health cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Animal Diseases and Your Health can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Animal Diseases and Your Health can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • Electron microscopy: To detect a specific type of virus
  • Mass spectrometry: To detect bacteria and viruses

Doctor for Diagnosis of Animal Diseases and Your Health

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • General practitioners
  • Laboratory specialists
  • Infectious disease specialists or Infectologist

Complications of Animal Diseases and Your Health if untreated

Yes, Animal Diseases and Your Health causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Animal Diseases and Your Health is left untreated:
  • can be fatal

Procedures for Treatment of Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following procedures are used to treat Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • Continuous fluid drainage: Allow the pus to drain out
  • Surgery: Remove the infected tissue

Self-care for Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • Do personal disinfection: Washing contaminated skin with soap and water will remove anthrax organisms
  • Clothing disinfection

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Animal Diseases and Your Health

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Animal Diseases and Your Health:
  • Herbal treatment: By using Lamiaceae, Solanaceae, Menispermaceae, Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Plumbaginaceae and Geraniaceae species that relieves the pain

Time for Treatment of Animal Diseases and Your Health

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Animal Diseases and Your Health to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 3 months

Is Animal Diseases and Your Health Infectious?

Yes, Animal Diseases and Your Health is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
  • direct contact with infected animals
  • contact with areas where infected animals live or roam
  • eating or drinking unsafe food

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Animal Diseases and Your Health.

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