People who keep pets suffer less from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Moreover, they are moving more and not feel lonely.
On the other hand, domestic animals and can make us sick. Diseases that are transmitted from animals to man are called “zooonoses.” Some of these diseases can be very dangerous for us. Why should try to protect ourselves from them.
Cats often carry bacteria called Bartonella henselae. About 40% of cats become infected at least once in their life, usually when they are at little age, without looking sick.
People can become infected if they are bitten or scratched. The result is a medical condition called “fever from a cat scratch”. Wound site infection is obtained, which follows a high fever, headache, fatigue and lack of appetite. Another bacterial infection that dog or cat can infect people with is called Q-fever. More often, people get infected by it from farm animals, but sometimes you can catch it from cats or dogs. Half of those infected develops symptoms including fever, headache, chest pain or stomach, diarrhea and / or vomiting. The fever may last 1 to 2 weeks.
Campylobacter infection cause gastroenterological problems. It is found in the feces of animals and usually is not dangerous but can cause trouble for people with weak immune systems. More serious can be infection with the bacterium that causes leptospirosis. People become infected after contact with water, food or soil containing urine from infected animals. Leptospirosis in humans develops, causing fever, fatigue, headache, fever, vomiting, yellowing of the skin, even seizures. The infection leads to failure in all human bodies. The most severe lesions are the liver and kidneys. Also observe breathing, brain and spinal infections, in rare cases death. Salmonella contamination is a result of contact with animal feces. Salmonella causes acute gastroenterological problems. It can lead to serious kidney damage in children.