Sometimes too narrow a bond with our pets can lead to contracting a disease. This is known as zoonosis: all diseases can be transmitted from one animal to a person , and vice versa. To prevent this from happening, the first step is to keep up to date vaccination of our animals. Necessary prevention, education, information and regular visits to the vet to check that everything is in place. If we notice any unusual symptoms in our little friends should not be allowed to take them to a professional. We were more relaxed, and if something happens to your pet, may be treated in time.
Examples of zoonosesThere are sectors of the population most at risk of contracting one of these zoonoses, and you have to monitor them more closely. Are children, elderly, people who work continuously surrounded by animals (farmers, ranchers, slaughterhouse staff, vets, etc.). And those who have an immune system that is not in full power. There are over 200 recognized diseases character you can acquire zoonotic humans. Here you have a list of the best known:
The fear of toxoplasmosisThis is an infection that has not yet been eradicated, and that causes the intracellular protozoan "Toxoplasma gondila ', a parasite found in cats. Humans can contract the disease by eating undercooked or raw , as they may be infected cat feces or rodent. In this case it is an acquired toxoplasmosis .
Especially pregnant women should be careful with this disease. If you live with a cat and get it in turn can be transmitted to the fetus through the placenta, resulting in congenital toxoplasmosis . To check if you have toxoplasmosis should be a toxoplasma serology, and although the result is negative, continue to maintain precautions. While acquired toxoplasmosis causes mild symptoms (muscle aches, headache, enlarged lymph nodes, mild fever, etc..) Congenital toxoplasmosis is fatal to the baby. This disease can cause blindness and other permanent damage to the system fetal central nervous (enlarged spleen and liver, or mental retardation). It is therefore essential to perform serology, since catching the symptoms early can start the treatment. Other sectors of the population susceptible to this disease are affected by AIDS or cancer patients who were treated with chemotherapy . Problems that may suffer in organs such as eyes, heart, liver, lung and brain are very dangerous.