Zoonotic diseases are those which are transmitted from an animal or insect host to humans causing infection. According to the World Health Organization, there are currently over 200 documented pathogens. 401 more words
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Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope everyone had a happy holiday! Unfortunately, when we checked cameras today, we discovered a very sick animal, and thought it might be best to kick off the new year with some disease awareness information to somewhat prevent the spread of contagious diseases from the wild into the home. 283 more words
Tularemia, caused by the gram-negative rod Francisella tularensis, is restricted mostly to rodents and rabbits, and no case of person-to-person transmission of tularemia has been documented. 626 more words
Today, the antelope jack rabbit is restricted to desert grassland habitat in western Mexico and southern Arizona, but during the Pleistocene it occurred as far east as Florida. 611 more words