Wednesday, December 21, 2011

7 Human Diseases Transmitted from Animals

Humans often use animals to meet their own needs. Although different species, does not mean that diidap animal disease can not be transmitted to humans. This phenomenon is called a zoonosis.

Cleanliness is the key to avoiding infectious diseases of animals. Not all diseases can be transmitted, but some kabanyakan transmitted diseases harmful to humans.

Seven animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans as reported by, Thursday (11/17/2011), among others:

1. Toxoplasma
Touching cat feces is a gap where toxoplasmosis attack humans. Wash your hands after touching the cat litter. Pregnant women should be very careful because toxoplasma infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, or defects in babies conceived.

2. avian influenza
Avian influenza or bird flu is caused by a virus found in infected birds. Not only birds, animals can also infect poultry countryman chicken, duck or turkey.

3. Plague or pestilence
Although not commonly found today, the bubonic plague had meluluh lantakkan in medieval Europe. Transmitted bubonic plague carried by fleas that are found mice and other rodents.

4. Salmonella
Maintaining reptiles are exotic and unique. But in other respects, the owner should be getting ready for salmonella infection.

5. Ebola
Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever is a severe acquired by contact with animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas and even a bat that has been infected.

6. Giardia
Intestinal parasites such as giardia can enter the body if drinking water is contaminated feces of livestock, waterfowl or other animals.

7. rabies
Just one bite from an infected animal can cause infection of this virus causes infection of the brain. Fortunately the current rabies vaccine is quite effective, even when given after a long exposure to the disease.

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