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Diseases Carried By Rats

Rats carry a range of diseases that can be transmitted to humans from rat bites and coming in contact with their urine. These diseases include rat bite fever, salmonella, arenavirus, hanta virus, trichinosis, weil’s disease and typhoid. Some diseases can be fatal and life threatening. Transmission of these diseases can happen through bite wounds, breathing in the dust particles from contaminated droppings and urine. Rat infestations can also pollute human food supplies and drinking water. Fleas, mites mosquitoes and any other bugs in contact with rats can also transmit disease.

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