posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by Uphill
Thanks Doc! I agree with you, wild animals are best avoided as there are many hidden dangers. Thanks for the article I'll keep it in mind the next
time someone starts a Critter Cookbook on the board and entices members to go lookin' for trouble. Lol, there's a lot of Earls, first cousin and
loving husband of Onettas that consider these "varmints" good eats.
Summary of article:
Raccoon droppings = Baylisascariasis = uncurable severe human neurologic disease
Side note: My husband and I were recently diagnosed with chronic Bartonella caught from our own very healthy looking pets. (They were strays that we
took in several years ago) Our new vet tested them as part of her routine practice, most vets do not test for this. 4 out of 5 had it and one dog
had it at an extremely high level. My husband tested positive and the doctor assumed I probably had it too.
We had been suffering from ailments that mystified our doctor, who now, thanks to our vet knows the source and the cause of our illnesses. My
husband, myself and our pets are all on antibiotics for 2 months to eradicate it and expect complete reversal of our symptoms. So yes, emerging
diseases are all around us, even our beloved pets carry them. People need to be more aware.
[edit on 9/14/2007 by seentoomuch]