Bad blood: Animals that can infect humans with zoonosis or zoonotic illnesses. Here’s a list of animals that are known to carry diseases that can be passed on to humans.
Cat-scratch disease: Licking and scratching – favourite activities of felines – can cause this disease. Scratching transmits Bartonella henselae, the causing agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), to humans, leading to swollen lymph nodes.
Malaria: Read more → – Yellow fever: Read more → – Chikungunya → – West Nile fever: Read more → – Dengue fever: Read more → – Filariasis: Read more → – Zika virus: Read more → – Arbovirus: Read more → – Elephantiasis: Read more →
Bovine Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis: Read more → – Brucellosis: Read more → – E . coli can be contracted from livestock in general, but always take heed of the advice given in petting zoo’s : Escherichia coli: Read more → – Leptospirosis. Flu: Also contracted through petting livestock. Q fever: Read more → – Rift valley fever: Read more →
Toxocariasis: Read more → Also passed on by digesting its eggs from cat’s, and foxes.
Reptile: Reptilia, comprising today’s turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives. The study of these traditional reptile orders, historically combined with that of modern amphibians, is called herpetology. Read more: → – Salmonella: Causes
- Contaminated food, often having no unusual look or smell
- Poor kitchen hygiene, especially problematic in institutional kitchens and restaurants because this can lead to a significant outbreak
- Excretions from either sick or infected but apparently clinically healthy people and animals (especially dangerous are caregivers and animals)
- Polluted surface water and standing water (such as in shower hoses or unused water dispensers)
- Unhygienically thawed poultry (the meltwater contains many bacteria)
- An association with reptiles (pet tortoises, snakes, iguanas, and aquatic turtles) is well described.
- Amphibians such as frogs
- Read more →
Raccoons, Bat’s and Woodchuck’s
Rabies: Read more →
Lyme disease: Read More →
Sleeping sickness: Read more →
Psittacosis: Read more →