Animals can carry diseases that are harmful to people. Here is a list of animals and the diseases they may carry.
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|Disease ||Symptoms ||Carrier|
|Bubonic plague ||Painful swelling, high fever, body aches ||Rat, flea|
|Elephantiasis ||Rough, thickened skin, body swelling ||Worms|
|Lyme disease ||Rash, fatigue, muscle and joint pain ||Deer tick|
|Malaria ||Chills, weakness, fever, excessive perspiration ||Mosquito|
|Plague typhus ||Fever, skin rashes ||Flea, lice, chipmunk, prairie dog, squirrel|
|Rabies ||Headaches, muscle spasms, convulsions ||Woodchuck, bat, raccoons|
|Rocky Mountain spotted fever ||Chills, fever, rash, leg pain ||Wood tick|
|Sleeping sickness ||Attacks nervous system; results in prolonged sleep ||Tsetse fly|
|Trichinosis ||Vomiting, fever, pain, face swelling ||Worms in pigs|
|Rift Valley fever ||fever, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, blurred or loss of vision, memory loss, hallucinations, vertigo, lethargy, coma ||contact with any infected animal's blood or organs, hematophagous (blood-feeding) flies, the Aedes mosquito|
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