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Common Wildlife Diseases

Wildlife diseases are often prevalent in domestic animals, making these diseases risky for human beings living in the community as well. Wildlife diseases are known as zoonotic diseases, with a large variety of diseases being able to affect domesticated animals and human beings. Therefore, if you live near a wooded area, or you own a pet or work with animals, it is important to know the kinds of diseases that you may have to deal with during that time. It is necessary to know how to prevent infectious diseases, and how to cure these diseases if your pet or animal you work with gets infected.

One of the most common wildlife diseases is rabies. Rabies is a highly infectious viral disease, and is caused by the virus known as Rhabdovirus, and is transmitted through the bite of an animal. The virus is present in the saliva, which then enters the bloodstream of the bitten animal. Once the virus has entered the bloodstream, symptoms can vary from individual to individual. As the disease progresses, the symptoms can become worse, with common symptoms including fever, confusion, disorientation, muscle paralysis, excessive drooling. If this disease is left untreated, the end result can be fatal.
For animals, rabies tends to be fatal. If a human being is bitten by an animal with rabies, there is a cure. However, if a cat or dog gets infected, there is no cure for the animal. Therefore, if your pet does get infected with rabies, the only option is to put the animal down.

Another common disease is Leptospirosis – this disease is zoonotic in nature, and is carried and transmitted by wild animals. This disease is caused by a bacterial infection – the bacteria is called spirochaete, belonging to the Leptospira genus. Leptospirosis is transmitted through the contaminated urine and/or feces of an infected animal. In this manner, the infected urine comes into contact with an open wound on the skin, or when ingested. For example, a dog can get infected with Leptospirosis by drinking water from a contaminated puddle, or by eating contaminated food.
Humans, too, can get infected by the Spirochaete bacteria. However, symptoms suffered by human beings are mild, and some humans do not show any signs or symptoms of the disease, and act as carriers of the bacteria. However, if this disease is not treated, it can lead to meningitis, which can cause the tissue membrane around the brain to swell, which can be fatal, or lead to permanent brain damage. Treatment for animals and human beings are similar for this disease, and include rounds of antibiotics, a steady supply of glucose, and a dialysis in severe situations.

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