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How To Recognize a Zoonotic Disease


We must remember that zoonotic diseases are some of the most deadly and widespread diseases, especially in places like livestock firms, where there are plenty of animals, and ample chance of one of these animals having any one of these zoonotic diseases.

The disease zoonotic is actually spread through direct contact between humans and animals. Examples of such disease zoonotic in nature are rabies, toxoplasmosis, scabies, ringworm, and Lyme's disease. In order to prevent yourself from the deadly effect of such diseases you need to recognize these diseases via symptoms in the animals. This will enable you to stay away from the disease, and hence such disease zoonotic in nature will not be able to worry you, if you work in a livestock firm.

Step 1

Try to avoid animal bites. This disease is generally spread by animal bites, especially dog bites. Therefore in order to prevent this disease zoonotic in nature you need to stay away from dog bites as far as possible. Various symptoms might actually suggest whether you have been infected by this disease or not. Symptoms like headache, fever, tiredness, discomfort, and extreme pain in the area where the canine animal has bitten can suggest rabies infection. As soon as you have these symptoms after a dog bite, get in touch with a medical professional.

Step 2

The burrows caused by this disease zoonotic in nature, is actually found on various areas of the bodies, though they are superficial in nature. The symptoms include early signs of itching, rash in various areas of the body like hands, legs, arms, fingers, etc. This disease zoonotic is often contracted when the person has a weak immune system.. Therefore, people who have the above symptoms need to get medical aid as fast as possible.

Step 3

This is one disease zoonotic in nature which has no perfect symptoms for its prediction. Lyme disease, when caused can affect multiple parts of the human body, and the range of these symptoms can vary. It is not necessary that each and every affected person will have the same set of symptoms. Therefore, the best way to deal with it is being alert in between the months of May and September, when the nymph stage of the tics actually grows.

Step 4

This disease zoonotic in nature has associated symptoms like a fever, sore throat, feeling tired, sick, pain in the muscles, and etc. This disease can even cause miscarriage and stillbirths in case of woman who are pregnant.

Step 5

Ringworm is a disease zoonotic in nature which is associated with more skin-based symptoms. The symptoms include patches in the skin, which are scaly, red in color and shows sharp edges. Often, these patches tend to blister and even ooze. It can also cause baldness in the patchy areas of the head.


Always wash your hands after contact with animals, so that you can prevent these diseases.

By AJ, published at 02/25/2012
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