Pittsburgh Wildlife and Animal Removal

What Diseases do Skunks Carry?

Zoonosisis the common term used to describediseases which are transmitted to humans by Pittsburgh animals. There are many diseases that we can contract by handling and consuming food and water which has been contaminated by Pennsylvania skunk feces.

Skunks bite, its scratching ability and the feces increases the spread of zoonoses. When it bites a human, the teeth breaks into human fresh and its contaminated saliva which contains the bacteria gets below the skins surface. The bacteria’s in the saliva then grows insidethe wound and causesinfections which range from mild infections to lethal complications. Skunks are known to produce a very strong and bad smell which is bad to inhale and pollutes the environments. The main question nowis“what diseases do Pittsburgh skunks carry”.

The most common disease that the Pittsburgh skunks carry is as outlined here below. Lack of proper body disposal causes infections: When the Pennsylvania skunk dies, its body decomposes. The bacteria which are within the body are sometimes released and this exposes people to harmful infections. Always remove and properly dispose the dead animal immediately to avoid it decomposing and harboring the harmful bacterias which later cause infections. Lyme disease:Skunk bites contain some bacterias which are transmitted through saliva which causes a disease called Lyme disease. Lyme disease has common symptoms such as the bull's-eye shaped rash which expands starting from the spot of the bite. The victim experiences joint pains, fever, headache and muscle aches. If not urgently attended to, it results to more complications such as heart diseases, and nervous system disorders.

Rabies: Rabies is a serious and fatal disease. It is contracted if one is bitten by an already infected skunk. It is a viral disease which affects the central nervous system, and it commonly affects all warm-blooded mammals, which includes humans. Other symptoms include headache, general tiredness, fever and general body numbness. Its incubation period is about thirty to ninety days.

Animal owners are required to prevent their pet’s health by maintaining good sanitation and administering occasional veterinary care. Skunk feces carry a lot of dangerous diseases. After the Pennsylvania animal defecates, the parasites in the stool remain active for some weeks until they reach the infectious stage. It is therefore advisable for the owners to remove the feces every day in order to protect themselves from infections.Also they are required to dispose the carcass of the dead Pennsylvania animal immediately to avoid the growth of harmful and infectious bacterias.

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