What diseases do raccoons carry?
The raccoons can be cute and they do not threaten people but they
are still aggressive animals and sometime they may transfer the
diseases by the use of their scratches and bites or even through the
indirect contact. As the raccoons get accustomed to live in the
suburbs; the risks of getting the diseases that they do carry also
increases. The infectious diseases that are being carried out by the
raccoons have increased and they can be transmitted to the people
much easier. In case you have the children in your home, they are
also at a higher risk of getting these diseases because they like to
play outside and they may be in the direct contact of the feces or
urine of the raccoons.
The roundworms: the raccoons can excrete the roundworm eggs in their
droppings. The eggs are light and they are able to become airborne
much easier. The humans are able to inhale such eggs and they may
get infected. The roundworms are too dangerous and they may be fatal
when they are not treated. They may affect the central nervous
system and they may impair the important organs like brains. The
severe cases may be coma and blindness.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection and they are the creatures
that may get spread through the urine or droppings. The infection
may be contracted by both animals and humans. When you have an open
wound or cut, that get into direct contact with the raccoon urine or
other secretions, you may contract such disease.
Salmonella is contracted through the feces that have the salmonella.
The humans may contract the infection when they have incidental
ingestion through their hands to their mouth. The bacteria sometime
are dormant in the dry environment for many days and it can be
activated with the favorable condition. This means that even when
the raccoons have been driven outside of the home, there is still
possibility of getting the disease.
Rabies is a vital disease and it is found with many species and this
includes raccoons. It is important to be vigilant or alert because
it can be passed on the human through scratched or a bite of a rabid
raccoon. Rabies is not life threatening if it is treated. This is
why it is important to be careful and to keep away of any raccoon in
case it may be rabid. The rabid raccoon will not show any sign of
fear to the humans and it may also attack anything they see and this
includes the pets or inanimate objects.
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