Rodent Diseases

Diseases caused by Rodents

While the caricature of little feet can be a welcome sound in many households, it can be argued that the happiness scale is directly correlated with the type of feet attached to this sound. Namely, the species. We are talking about rodents!

Millions of homes in the India have received unwanted guests in the form of rats and other rodents. And while the presence of these pests can affect the emotional well-being of an individual or family, the health risks of having an uncontrolled rodent population in a home are much more dangerous than one might think of the origin.Rats and rodents are known to carry several types of diseases that can lead to serious illness and, in some cases, death

The following is a list of diseases spread by rats, rodents and insects that feed or travel on these rodents such as: fleas, ticks or mites.

  • HANTAVIRUS : Most often found in white-footed mice, cotton rats and rice rats, the Hantavirus is a potentially fatal disease which currently has no specific treatment, treatment or vaccine.Symptoms include: fever, fatigue, muscle pain (usually in the hips, back and thighs) and may include, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
  • LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS VIRUS (LCMV) : The most popular host is the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, or LCMV, the common house mouse. LCMV generally occurs in two stages. The first stage includes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle pain and lack of appetite. The second stage is mainly of a more neurological nature, including the occurrence of: meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis.
  • PLAGUE : Yes, you read that right. The same plague that killed millions of people in the Middle Ages could creep around your floors and behind your walls. The most basic form of plague can be as close as an infected flea bite. Different types of plague (there are several: Bubonic, Septicemic, Pneumonic), all are caused by the same bacteria: Yersinia pestis. The different types are classified by level of body affected by the plague: the immune system, the blood system and the lungs. Symptoms depend on the type. Prompt medical treatment with antibiotics is necessary to treat illness and possible death.
  • SALMONELLA: Some rodents carry the salmonella bacteria in their digestive tract (who knew?) In contact with rodent waste, especially the consumption of contaminated food, a potential risk of contracting salmonella.Symptoms include: chills, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • RAT BITE FEVER : No, this is not the latest craze for dance. As the name suggests, rat bite fever spreads when a person has been bitten by an infected rodent, has handled an infected rodent (even without a bite or scratch) or has consumed the bacteria in one form or another.Symptoms include: fever, rash, headache, vomiting, rash, and muscle pain.
  • TULAREMIA : Caused by the bacteria Francisella tularenis, tularemia is often found in rodents, rabbits and hares, which are particularly prone. Tularemia is most often transmitted to humans by an infected tick or deer bite or by handling an infected animal. Reported in almost all states in America, tularemia can be a life-threatening disease, although most cases can be treated with antibiotics.Most common symptom : fever.
  • For more information on rodents and how to prevent or eliminate infestations in your home, contact our qualified pest management professionals in Hyderabad at 9848066690.

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