People often have Pets: they help one to forget about loneliness, and give to others the opportunity to care for someone third just to give love and get pleasure from a joint pastime.
The decision to have a pet must always be balanced and well-thought, especially if the family has a small child. Should not be taken for “our little brothers” as a toy. They need huge attention and constant care. Moreover, you need to remember that they can be a source of various allergies, infections and diseases. Many lack knowledge about what a dangerous man the parasites of domestic animals, do not give it much importance.
For example, cats and dogs who spend most of time outdoors, often exposed to the possibility of defeat dipilidiosis. From all your favorite cats can also be infected by toxoplasmosis. A particularly high risk exists in pregnant women, the consequence of which could have a miscarriage. It is necessary to observe extreme caution, being near animals, because some parasites are able to survive even outside the environment of their permanent habitat. For example, eggs of Toxoplasma and Toxocara in favorable conditions, stored for several years. Continue reading
According to who, in 2000-2001, more than 70 registered emergency major outbreaks of infectious diseases that swept tens of thousands of people. More than half of the foci falls on dangerous and especially dangerous zoonotic diseases, including bacterial nature: it is the plague, anthrax, etc.
Many causative agents of these infections belong to the so-called critical biological agents of category “A” (pathogens of plague, tularemia, anthrax) and “B” (causative agents of brucellosis, rickettsial, Sapa) – potential agents of bioterrorism.
In the recent past zoonotic infection was detected mostly in rural areas, where their main sources were agricultural animals, and many species of wild animals living in natural foci of infection.
Over the past decades in many regions of Russia there is a steady “urbanization” zoonotic diseases: the share of urban population accounts for 80% of reported cases of tularemia, leptospirosis and other infections in this group.
The main reasons are: increase in urban population, high level of clinical and laboratory diagnosis in urban environments, and also expansion of city boundaries with the development of natural-focal areas for parks, landscape gardening associations and etc. Continue reading