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We are fortunate to live in a province with a wide range of habitats, which support a high diversity of wildlife species. For this reason, people occasionally come across wild animals, even those who never leave the city (seen any raccoons lately?). Like domestic animals, wildlife can be the source of diseases that can affect us. Usually these diseases are transmitted by parasites, such as ticks, or through contact with animal droppings. More rarely, humans can be injured by wild animals, although in most human-animal conflicts it is the wild animal which ends up suffering the most. 


On this page you can find information about specific diseases you can get from wild animals, as well as links to other relevant websites.

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