Diseases that spread from animals

Animals are loved by everyone. We all know that animals spread happiness, joy, and love all around them. People love to have animals around them without knowing that these cute little animals can spread life taking diseases too.  Animals if are not vaccinated or are ill can spread many diseases. Well this doesn’t mean that you should not keep pets, proper care and cleanliness of the animals can avoid the diseases. Given below are some of the diseases that are caused by animals, so without any delay let’s start the article:


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One of the most common diseases that are spread by animals includes rabies. Rabies is caused by the bite and saliva of cats, dogs, or monkeys infected with this disease. In rabies at first the patient feels headache and fever, but once the disease starts to increase the human can face stiffness in bones and can die eventually. Every year, rabies takes more than a hundred lives. Rabies is one of the most dangerous diseases as about 80 percent of the people who suffer from rabies die. It is advised to get your pet dog or cat vaccinated against rabies, and to not interact with the stray animals if you think they are ill.


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Next on the list of the diseases spread by the animals includes Dengue. Dengue is spread by the bite of a special mosquito. If a normal mosquito bites an infected person and then bites the healthy person, the healthy person too becomes infected with Dengue. Dengue is a type of fever accompanied with severe body pain and decrease in the level of platelets. Every year near the summer season, hospitals are filled with dengue patients. More than 1000 humans have died due to dengue all over the world.

Q fever

Q fever is spread by domestic animals particularly goats. It is caused by the waste material of the animals. The symptoms of this disease are common to that of cold and flu. The disease can be cured on its own too, however in extreme cases one needs to visit hospital. Proper cleanliness of the area where the animals are can help one to stay away from this disease.


Malaria too is a disease that spreads from the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is the same as dengue, but is less severe than dengue. In malaria patients feel fever, chills, nausea, and flu-like feelings. The mosquitoes that cause malaria are found near dirty water and pounds. Mosquito repellent lotions and cleanliness cab reduce the risk of this disease.


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Plague is another very strange disease caused by small mammals especially rats. Once, in Europe plague outbreak and killed millions of people all over Europe. This disease is caused by the bite of rats and other small mammals. The symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, chills, weakness, swollen body, bleeding of skin, and some strange wounds. Plague even spread from one person to another, on average a single person with this disease affects ten other people too.



Chikungunya also is caused by the bite and saliva of an infected mosquito. Chikungunya is a disease that affects the joints and bones and results in swollen bones and joints with severe pain in the whole body. Along with that a fever also accompanies the disease. People in this disease feel severe weakness and it becomes difficult for them to walk even a few steps.

Rat-bite fever

Rat bite fever as the name indicates is a fever that is caused by the bite of rats. If the fever gets worse, a strange rash also appears in the body. The recovery rate in this disease is high and 99 percent of the people defeat the disease.


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Anthrax is the last on the list of the diseases that are caused by animals. The source of this disease is horses. It is very rare for one to catch this disease. However the people that love to interact with horses, valerian, or other people at farm can be affected by this disease.  Common symptoms of this disease include flu, cough, fever, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting etc. Vaccinating the horses can help one stay away from this disease.

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