Dangerous Dog diseases which harms humans

Leptospira Bacteria

Dog licks the human to show their love and affection, for their bitter taste, to draw their attention etc. Pet owners likes the licks from their pet and enjoys it.

There is a dark side in the licks. This friendly lick can transform the dangerous bacteria Leptospira and cause kidney diseases in both human and their pets.

This was found by the veterinarians of King County, Washington. Most cases were seen in this state. Most of the dogs were dead due to this illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says bacteria can be spread from their pets by the swimming in the infected water, poor sanitation etc. Some experts say it can be spread by simple licks.

Plague Infected Dog in US

The report from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a plague infected dog spreads the diseases to 4 Colorado residents.

Plague is rare in dogs it is mostly affected on cats and prairie dogs. This American pit bull terrier is affected by pneumonic plague which is spread to dog owner who also admitted in hospital and recovered in 23 days from this deadliest disease.

The veterinarian workers who took care of dog were also affected by the plague and got cured.

Doctors say that it is a worst form of plague and can get sick soon. Yersinia perstis bacteria cause the plague. The Flea bite can infect the dog can cause bubonic plague that affects the glands. The infected dog while sneezing or coughing can be transformed to humans.

Hookworm, Roundworm or Tapeworm

This will affect the children easily because children may play in sand or from the place where dogs goes to stool. The children hand may contain the eggs of these worms that enter the body through mouth or skin. It can stay in the liver or eyes and affects the organ and may cause blindness.


There are good vaccines available to prevent from rabies. Rabies is caused by the saliva of the rabid animals that bites especially from dogs.

World Health Organization reports that more than 20,000 people were losing lives due to the rabies caused by dog. The death rate is high in India compared to any other countries.

If the rabid animal bites immediate action should be taken and get injected.

See also World Rabies Day.

Dangerous Dog diseases which harms humans