is caused by a bacteria. The most common animals
infected are rabbits and hares but a variety of
rodents and carnivores or birds can harbor the
illness. Transmission to humans is through tick
bites usually, but can also occur through ingestion
of poorly cooked meat, inhalation of airborne
excrement, or bites. The liver of an infected animal
is often covered with white spots. Human symptoms
include a painful ulcer at the sight of exposure
with painful swollen glands and fever.
caused by bacteria. It is most often transmitted to
humans through fleas. The disease is carried by many
small rodents especially rats There are three types
of plague, each having their own particular symptom.
- Bubonic Plague -
Enlargement of the lymph nodes, fever, headache,
drainage at exposure site.
- Pneumonic Plague - Symptoms
make their presence known in the lungs and
plural cavity, which can cause death if not
- Septicemia - Bacteria is
present in the blood and affects the heart,
liver and other body organs. Most late stages of
bubonic and pneumonic plague will progress to
septicemia if not treated.
is a bacterial disease caused by the accidental
ingestion of the bacteria through contamination of
water, food and hands. This disease is infectious
with a significant threat to humans. All mammals are
susceptible to this disease. Symptoms include
cranipy, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
a bacterial disease caused by the accidental
ingestion of bacteria through contamination of
water, food and hands. Symptoms include abdominal
pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.
is a bacterial disease evident in beaver and
muskrats and is prevalent throughout the United
States. It is highly infectious and dangerous to
humans. It is transmitted through direct contact
with contaminated fur, internal organs, body fluids,
water, blood and insect bites. The symptoms include
flu-like headache, fever, in addition to white spots
on liver, spleen, lymph nodes and kidneys upon
is a bacterial disease which occurs worldwide and is
common in weasels, badger, skunk, cattle, and deer.
It is transmitted through inhalation of bacterial
droplets from infected animals. Symptoms are a
productive cough, fever and enlarged lymph nodes.