Diseases From Oppossums

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Opossums & Their Diseases

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Opossums are carriers of many diseases: tuberculosis, relapsing fever, herpes virus, tularemia, salmonella, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, Chagas Disease, yellow fever, and rabies (rarely). They are important reservoirs for leptospirosis (hemorrhagic jaundice) in wildlife and humans. Leptospirosis is transmitted through the urine and feces of infected animals. Humans frequently pick up the disease by eating unwashed produce or windfall fruit, or by putting unwashed hands to their mouth (gum, cigarettes, etc.). Opossums are also heavily infested with fleas, ticks, mites and lice which are known carriers and transmitters of disease.
Please remember when dealing with a Wildlife problem, it is always advisable to contact a professional, such as ourselves, for Safety and Health Reasons before you attempt to resolve any problem that might be present. Always remember that your dealing with a WILD ANIMAL and your health and your families health MUST BE your 1st concern.
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