Fun facts

How to get an old-timey disease

The Black Death
Sciurus-vulgaris hernandeangelis stockholm 2008-06-04
Photo: Hernán De Angelis Campephilus (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons



Squirrels carry Bubonic plague:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-05-10-denver-squirrel-plague_N.htm



Leprosy
Nine-banded Armadillo
Photo: http://www.birdphotos.com (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons



Armadillos carry Hansen’s disease:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=armadillos-leprosy-humans

Consumption
Badger waiting
Photo: Marie Richie from Portland, Cascadia (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons



Badgers and Cows carry tuberculosis:
http://www.politicalanimal.org.uk/area/westminster/bovinet

Hydrophobia
Cute racoon
Photo: Korall (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons



Racoons, as well as many other mammals, carry rabies:
http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/transmission/index.html

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