Wildlife Diseases

Rabies In Wildlife

Rabies, an acute and deadly viral infection of the central nervous system, is one of the most terrifying diseases known to man. Although rabies in humans is rare in this country, as many as 18,000 Americans receive post-exposure treatment each year because of contact with animals suspected of being rabid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 1997, four people died of rabies in this country. In other parts of the world, however, many people and countless wild and domestic animals die of rabies each year. Read more on rabies

Diseases Spread by Feces Contact

  • Campylobacter
  • Salmonellosis
  • Shigellosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Amoebiasis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tetanus
  • Psittacosis
  • Visceral Larval Migrans (Dog ascarid is Toxocara canis, Cat ascarid is Toxocara cati, Pig ascarid is Ascaris suum, Raccoon ascarid is Baylisascaris procyonis)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Blastomycosis

Diseases Spread by Urine Contact

  • Leptospirosis

Diseases Spread by Bites

  • Rabies


  • Brucellosis