Diseases Caused By Pets

Diseases Caused By Pets

source : pixabay LARVA MIGRANS (ROUNDWORM) – Caused by a child eating soil contaminated with feces from puppies or kittens. Treated with medication taken orally. TOXOPLASMOSIS – Caused by a parasite transmitted when a child cleans a kitten’s litter box or otherwise handles cat feces. Symptoms include muscle pain, swollen lymph glands, and skin rash. Toxoplasmosis in…

Cat-Scratch Fever

Cat-Scratch Fever

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION Cat-scratch fever is a mild infectious disease of unknown cause resulting from a scratch by a cat. It is not contagious from person to person. More than one family member can be infected at one time. The skin and lymph glands are involved. Appropriate health care includes: Self-care after…

Breast Abscess

Breast Abscess

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION A breast abscess is an infected area of breast tissue that becomes filled with pus when the body fights the infection. Body parts involved include breast tissue, the nipple, milk glands, and milk ducts. Breast abscesses can affect girls at puberty and, very seldom, boys. Appropriate health care includes:…

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

source : pixabay GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest branches of the respiratory tree. These carry air from the large bronchial tubes to microscopic air sacs in the lungs. The air sacs transfer oxygen to the bloodstream. Bronchiolitis can affect children of both sexes, usually under age 6. Appropriate health…