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Old 11 October 2018, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Do you mean bubonic plague? Because the fleas that carry that can be borne by almost any mammal. Dogs are resistant to the plague, but the can carry the fleas. Cats are quite susceptible to both the plague and the disease itself. AFAIK, there is no preventative treatment other than flea prevention so it wouldn't be the case of the squirrel not being vaccinated. Some of the other ailments common to squirrels and humans are also flea or bite transmitted so they have similar risk.
No, plague in general- there are several other genuses besides bubonic, some of which are spread by contact with contaminated fluids, feces, or by air. There are also things like hantavirus and a number of other bacterial and viral infections carried by rodents: exotic pets are far more likely to be vectors for such diseases.
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