Omicron and Rat Diseases: Understanding the Connection
According to Stat News, rat diseases and the new Corona Virus variant, Omicron, could be a connection. According to the theory, the animals have picked up the disease and could be spreading it to humans.
Let's jump right in and see what this connection looks like and if it poses a severe threat to your home and health.
Can Rats Diseases Pass Onto Humans
First, let's discuss the connection to rats, diseases, and humans. Can rat diseases transfer to humans?
Yes, rat diseases can transfer to humans. Many different rat diseases can be passed on to humans if they encounter rat urine or feces. On top of this, rat diseases can spread much more quickly in highly populated areas because rats live off just about anything.
The Connection Between Rats & the Omicron Variant
Rats have long been known to spread diseases to humans. Rat-borne diseases are responsible for millions of deaths each year. Zoonotic events, or the spread of a pathogen from an animal to humans, are a significant concern in the world of public health. According to this new theory, rats can and are a vector for transferring the new Corona Virus variant, Omicron.
While it's still too early to say for sure if this is how Omicron is spreading faster because of rats, it's essential to be aware of the risks associated with rat contact. Particularly in areas where rat populations are high, it's essential to take precautions against encountering these animals.
The Omicron variant has seven different mutations that infect rodents like rats, mice, and others. According to Robert Garry, a professor of microbiology and immunology, the mutations have not been seen in other versions of SARS-CoV-2. This potentially provides evidence that this new variant has come about because of animals.
This would blame rodents such as rats and make them extremely dangerous to our health and household.
What You Should Do to Protect Yourself & Your Home
Take rat control measures, such as rat-proofing your home and removing food sources from the area. This should be taken seriously from the evidence; rats pose a serious threat to our health.
In addition to rat control, it's essential to know that rat urine and rat feces can contain several pathogens that are harmful to humans. Be sure to avoid touching these bodily excretions with your bare hands. Gloves should always be worn when dealing with animal waste material or carcass.
Prevent and Rid Your Home of Disease Spreading Rats
Now that you understand the connection between rat diseases and Omicron, it's vital to call Viking Pest for rat control today. We can remove the rat infestation and ensure your home is free of disease-causing rodents.
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