When a wild animal enters the house, it can cause substantial property damage and put the family’s health in danger. Dangerous medical conditions linked to wild rodents are Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. The medical conditions can cause serious health problems. Both illnesses are potentially fatal if they aren’t quickly treated.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome occurs by being exposed to the atmosphere contaminated with droppings, urine and saliva from an infected rodent. When the droppings come into direct contact with your skin, it can also lead to infection. Liquid filling the lungs, as well as pain along the back, legs and thighs are additional signs that the disease might have been transmitted. Symptoms usually start within one to five weeks after you’re infected.
Transmission to the human body is airborne. People can also become sick if they are bitten by an infected rodent or when the body has direct contact with the urine, saliva or feces.
Hemorrhagic fever can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in areas where the condition isn’t pervasive. Signs of infection include flu-like symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, fatigue, headaches and stomach pain. Liver dysfunction and renal failure grow as the illness becomes more complex. The symptoms will start to show within one to eight months of getting infected.
If you start to feel sick, seek medical treatment. Inform the doctor about the potential exposure to wild rodents. It will help the physician access the possible causes of your illness. A set of diagnostic tests can be ordered to confirm if you are suffering from Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, or another related illness. The medical staff will also make certain you remain hydrated and maintain a suitable electrolyte balance. Antibiotics and other medications may also be prescribed.
Avoiding contact with the wild animal and reducing exposure to the droppings, saliva and urine will decrease the probability of becoming infected with a life-threatening illness. A certified professional will utilize the appropriate methods to get the animal off of the property and eliminate contamination. During the removal process, the family’s safety is a top priority.