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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IMSI Master Clips
|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|
|Animal Hall of Fame||Nature||Endangered and Threatened Species|
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