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....all animals can potentially transmit diseases and parasites
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wildlife & the diseases they carry

People sometimes come into contact with these animals. Like other animals, wild animals and primates can get diseases. Some of these diseases, called zoonoses, can cause illness in people. Since wild animals (including bats, raccoons, and skunks) can carry diseases that are dangerous to people, CDC discourages direct contact with wildlife. The list to the left will give a detailed description of these diseases and the animals that can carry and or transmit them.

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Wildlife has been removed from your home and the repairs are finished. What about the mess that that they left behind ? Droppings, Urine, Hair, Odor and a host of other parasites and food waste. We offer full service biohazard cleanup and disposal.

Exposure to biological contaminants can pose serious health consequences for occupants, employees, and owners. A failure to properly and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

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"What is rabies and how do people get it?"

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. People get rabies from the bite of an animal with rabies (a rabid animal). Any wild mammal, like a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, or bat, can have rabies and transmit it to people. It is also possible, but quite rare, that people may get rabies if infectious material from a rabid animal, such as saliva, gets directly into their eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound.

Because rabies is a fatal disease, the goal of public health is, first, to prevent human exposure to rabies by education and, second, to prevent the disease by anti-rabies treatment if exposure occurs. Tens of thousands of people are successfully treated each year after being bitten by an animal that may have rabies. A few people die of rabies each year in the United States, usually because they do not recognize the risk of rabies from the bite of a wild animal and do not seek medical advice.

"What is histoplasmosis?"

Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhaling the spores of a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. Histoplasmosis is not contagious; it cannot be transmitted from an infected person or animal to someone else.

Fresh bird droppings on surfaces such as sidewalks and windowsills have not been shown to present a health risk for histoplasmosis because birds themselves do not appear to be infected by H. capsulatum. Rather, bird manure is primarily a nutrient source for the growth of H. capsulatum already present in soil. Unlike birds, bats can become infected with H. capsulatum and consequently can excrete the organism in their droppings. The organism can be carried on the wings, feet, and beaks of birds and infect soil under roosting sites or manure accumulations inside or outside buildings. Active and inactive roosts of blackbirds (e.g., starlings, grackles, red-winged blackbirds, and cowbirds) have been found heavily contaminated by H. capsulatum.

Distemper

Does distemper pose a threat to humans?
No, humans cannot contract distemper.

Does distemper pose a threat to pets?
Cats cannot contract canine distemper. Dogs that have not been vaccinated are susceptible to canine distemper. It is standard veterinary practice to vaccinate all dogs against canine distemper. Those who vaccinate their dogs have nothing to worry about. Those who do not vaccinate their dogs place their pets at risk regardless of whether they see sick raccoons or not.

What can you do to minimize the impact of an outbreak of distemper?


More information on these diseases from the CDC

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