Animal Illness/Disease

Diseases come in many shapes and forms, and are usually things we want to avoid! Well just as humans need medical checkups, and need to keep an eye on our health for serious illness and disease, the animal world has many unique diseases that only certain species of animals can get. There are many different diseases and illnesses - some that are spread through infection, some that are with an organism from birth through their genes, some that cannot be spread from one to another, and even some diseases where the cause is unknown! From the common cold to serious conditions like cancers and infections, many diseases won't spread between different species or types of organisms. However just as there are many animal specific diseases, there are diseases that both humans AND animals can get and spread to each other.

 

Some animal only diseases include...

  • Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus
  • Massospora cicadina
  • Chytridiomycosis
  • Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Coral Disease
  • Feline Foamy Virus
  • Cherry Eye

 

Some diseases that can spread between humans and animals include...

  • Rabies
  • Anthrax
  • Brucellosis
  • Zoonotic Tuberculosis
  • Leptospirosis

 

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