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Do you keep pets? These are 2 deadly diseases that can be transmitted through pets.

Do you keep dogs, cats, Baboons, monkeys or wild cats are pets? These are common zoonotic diseases that can transmit to you.

A zoonosis (zoonotic disease or zoonoses plural) is an infectious disease that is transmitted between species from animals to humans or from humans to animals

They include:


Rabies is a disease caused by virus wich infects the central nervous system causing disease in the brain and death.

The common symptoms of rabies may be very similar to other illnesses. These symptoms may last for days. They include

1) fever

2) headache

3) general weakness or discomfort.

As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear including: insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water), Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms


Anthrax is bacterial and most commonly occurs in wild and domestic herbivore mammals. Human being can be infected by handling products from infected animals or by breathing in anthrax spores from infected animal products such as wool, hides, leather, or hair or touching open wounds of infected animal. Gastrointestinal anthrax can occur after eating undercooked meat from infected animals.

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