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  • Animal Including Humans
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    What IS foot & mouth disease? It is one of the most infectious diseases known and consists of a virus, which attacks two groups of animals - pigs and ruminants. The latter group includes cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and some other 'foreign' breeds of animal such as buffalo and antelope. It does not affect birds, dogs, or horses, but the virus can be carried on the feet of any bird or animal, including humans, that come into contact with it. The symptoms relate to the name the disease has been giv...
  • Effective Against L Interrogans And Leptospirosis
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    Bug Report My bug was the Leptospira interrogans which causes Leptospirosis. Some of the common names of this bug are Weil's Disease, Mud Fever, Fort Bragg fever, and Swamp Fever. This particular bug will manifest in the kidney and in the liver. It can in its most severe form cause kidney failure, heart failure, and shock. This bacteria, L. interrogans, multiplies inside of the organs, generally it is in the kidney, liver, CNS.L. interrogans is normally a zoonosis, and is found commonly in dogs,...
  • Animals In The Area From The Disease
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    Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a severe, highly communicable viral disease of cattle, sheep, and swine. It also will affect goats, deer, and other cloven-hoofed animals. This disease is characterized by fever and blister-like lesions on the tongue and lips in the mouth, on the udders, and between the claws. Many affected animals usually recover, but the disease leaves them debilitated. It causes severe losses in the production of milk and meat. This disease spreads widely and rapidly and it car...
  • Bite Of The Infected Animal
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    Rabies Rabies is an infectious disease of animals which is a member of a group of viruses constituting the family Rhabdoviridae. The virus particle is covered ina fatty membrane, is bullet-shaped, 70 by 180 and contains a single helical strand of ribonucleic acid (RNA). Although rabies is usually spread among domestic dogs and wild carnivorous animals, all warm-blooded animals are susceptible to infection. The virus is often present in the salivary glands of infected animals, referred to as rabi...
  • Most Contagious Animal Diseases
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    John Lyles Dr. Sicke l Zoology 25 April 2002 Foot and Mouth Disease Throughout my life I have been fascinated with feet. This fascination is the result of having many foot problems as a child and as a young adult. When thinking of a topic that has to do with both Zoology and the human foot, one thing came to my mind, and that is Foot and Mouth Disease. Although not prominent here in America, this disease has caused much panic in Europe and in the far Western countries. This disease is something ...

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