Leptospirosis is one of the bacterial diseases transmitted by mostly rodents. A person may suffer from leptospirosis if he/she eats food or dinks water contaminated with urine or other body fluids of infected rodents. Aside from rodents, other animal such as cattle, pigs, horses, and dogs can transfer this bacterial disease to humans. The bacteria from the infected animals can enter human body through open wounds or mucous membranes—eyes, nose, and mouth.
Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis (LCM)
Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis is a viral disease usually carried by house mice. To avoid this disease, you should avoid to breathe in dust that is contaminated with urine or other body fluids of rodents. If a rodent bites you, see your doctor immediately because there is high chance that you will suffer from Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis. Just to be safe, you might as well avoid direct contact with rodents.
You get this type of bacterial disease from direct contact with infected rodents. You may also get rat-bite fever if you consume food or water that is contaminated with rat feces. If you are bitten by a rodent, you should consult your doctor. If you do not seek medical attention immediately, rat-bite fever may lead to a more serious condition; it can be fatal.
Salmonellosis is a bacterial disease people get from infected rats and mice. Salmonella germs are microscopic creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals, to other people or other animals; these germs usually cause diarrhea. Animals may carry salmonella germs and may still appear healthy. Aside from rodents, reptiles can also spread this type of germs.
Tularemia is a bacterial disease that usually spreads when a person handles infected animal carcasses. Aside from rodents, rabbits and hares are susceptible; they often die in large numbers when there is a Tularemia outbreak.
Aside from the above mentioned bacterial and viral diseases, there are many other diseases carried by rodents including Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Lassa Fever, Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever, and South American Arenaviruses.
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