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Beware. 7 diseases transmitted to you by cats and dogs



Beware. 7 diseases transmitted to you by cats and dogs
Although the benefits of pets to the health of their owners in several ways, they also can transmit infection with diseases, some of them very painful or deadly. From Care2, here are 7 common diseases a person can suffer from dogs and cats:

1- Ringworm
Ringworm is a skin disease whose symptoms include itching, red rash and sometimes ring-shaped, dry or wet conditions, along with hair loss in the affected area. A fungal infection causes transmission between dogs, cats, horses, other animals, and humans. According to the University of California Veterinary College, infection can occur by touching a pet to a wound or to the surfaces of a sick dog or cat.

2- Scribble the cats
Cat scratches symptoms are swelling or lesions at the site of scratching, swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, muscle and joint inflammation, fatigue, and loss of appetite. In some cases, cat scratches are accompanied by the transmission of a Bartonella henselae infection, according to the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. About 40% of cats carry the bacteria Bartonella Hensella, although many do not show symptoms. The infection is transmitted to cats through flea bites, so keeping cats indoors helps reduce the risk of cat scratching diseases, as well as washing hands well after playing with a cat.

3- Toxoplasmosis
Symptoms of Toxoplasmosis include muscle pain, fever, headache, confusion, vomiting, and diarrhea. Most cat owners know toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease that cats can transmit through feces. Cats, allowed to graze outside the home, infect the parasitic infection as a result of substances of a wild nature that carry parasites, which can remain for several months in the surrounding environment, according to Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Symptoms do not usually appear on infected cats, and therefore owners may not realize that they are at risk.

4- Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is similar to the symptoms of influenza, including fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Thin spiral is a potentially dangerous bacterial infection transmitted through water or urine. Dogs can pick them up from their environment by drinking contaminated water or coming into contact with an infected animal. “Symptoms in dogs include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, abstinence, severe weakness and depression, kidney disease, and impaired liver function,” according to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. But there is a vaccine for dogs to protect them from the strains of thin spiral bacteria.

5- Pasteuriasis
Pasteurella symptoms are swelling, redness, pain, and warmth of the skin. Pasteurella bacteria are found in the respiratory system of cats and dogs. “Pasteuryl infection can be transmitted to humans through direct and indirect contact such as dogs or cats, like bites or even cat scratches,” according to the journal “Medicine and Life”. It appears mostly as a localized skin infection and is treated with an antibiotic. However, according to Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, bacteria can travel through the bloodstream, causing serious complications, including heart valve infection.

6- Scabies
Symptoms of Scabies include severe itching, rash, dandruff in the affected area, hair loss, or crusting scabies, a common skin disease in dogs (and less frequent in cats) caused by mites. Dogs mange by infection from another infected animal, according to the PetMD website. PetMD explains that highly infectious mites dig under the skin, causing itching and irritation. The treatment takes weeks for both pets and humans alike, and a strong natural immune system effectively contributes to ridding the body of parasites.

7- Deadly rabies
Symptoms Rabies can range from fear or aggression, excessive salivation, irregular walking, and paralysis. The lethal rabies virus kills about 59,000 people worldwide every year, according to statistics from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The virus is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal through a bite. And once the visible signs of the disease appear, it becomes fatal and curable. Mammals only get rabies. Rabies vaccine is very effective in humans
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