Rat Facts and Diseases

 

Rat LitterRats & mice are pregnant for about 3 weeks & can have anywhere from 6-12 babies.
Rats & mice can have 4 to 6 litters a year & reproduce within 3 months old.
Rats & mice can live for up to 18 months

Rats have strong teeth that allow them to chew through glass, cinder-block, wire, aluminum & lead. Many fires of “unknown causes” may have been caused by mice or rats chewing through electrical wires.

An adult rat can squeeze into your home through a small hole as the size of a quarter.

Facts & Diseases

Tularemia

Tularemia

1. Tularemia

Host / Carrier: Rodents & other animals involved:
Agent: Bacteria

How the disease spreads:

  • Handling infected animal carcasses
  • Being bitten by an infected tick, deerfly or other insect
  • Eating or drinking contaminated food or water
  • Breathing in the bacteria

 

Additional Info: This is characterized by fever, chills, headache, backache, and weakness.

 

Salmonella Virus

Salmonella Virus

2. Salmonella

  • Host / Carrier: Rodents- Rats and mice
  • How the disease spreads:
  • Eating or drinking food or water that is contaminated by rat feces
  • Additional Info: Symptoms are abdominal pains and violent diarrhea

 

 

Colorado Tick Fever

Colorado Tick Fever

3. Colorado Tick Fever

Host /Carrier: Rodents & other animals
Agent: Virus

Transmitter: Tick

How the disease spreads:

Bite from an infected tick

 

Murine Typhus

Murine Typhus

4. Murine Typhus

Host / Carrier: Rats
Agent: Bacteria

Transmitter: Flea or mite

How the disease spreads:

Bite from an infected flea or mite
Contact of broken skin or wound with infected flea or mite or their droppings

Additional Info: Symptoms are characterized by fever, headache and muscular pain.

 

Scrub Typhus

Scrub Typhus

5. Scrub Typhus

Host / Carrier: Rats
Agent: Bacteria

Transmitter: Mite

How the disease spreads:

Bite from an infected mite

Additional info: Symptoms are characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph glands, and skin rash.

 

Plague Bacteria

Plague Bacteria

6. Plague

Host /Carrier: Rodents & other animals involved Bubonic plague bacteria
Agent: Bacteria

How the disease spreads:

Bite of an infected flea
Direct contact with infected animal

Additional Info: Plague is a severe and potentially deadly bacterial infection.

 

Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis (LCM)

Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis (LCM)

7. Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis (LCM)

Host /Carrier: House mouse
Agent: Virus

How the disease spreads:

Breathing in dust that is contaminated with rodent urine or droppings
Direct contact with rodents or their urine and droppings
Bite wounds, although this does not happen frequently.

 

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

8. Leptospirosis

Agent: Bacteria Host / Carrier: Rodents and other animals

How the disease spreads:

Eating food or drinking water contaminated with urine from infected animals
Contact through the skin or mucous membranes (such as inside the nose) with water or soil that is contaminated with the urine from infected animals

 

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

9. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Host /Carrier: Rodents & other animals
Agent: Virus

How the disease spreads:

 

Breathing in dust that is contaminated with rodent urine or droppings
Direct contact with rodents or their urine and droppings
Bite wounds, although this does not happen frequently

Additional Info: This syndrome is characterized most commonly by fever, headache, cough, and rapid respiratory & kidney failure.

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