Animals big and small, feathered and furry, that carry zoonotic disease

they left out scaled (reptiles) and amphibians in their headline…

Animals from mice to parrots may harbor pathogens that can harm people, so being informed is an important tool to preventing health problems. Mice can carry hantavirus, a potentially deadly zoonotic disease that has infected four people in Washington state this year, killing one, while horses, goats, bats and other animals as well as insects including fleas and mosquitoes can also transmit disease to people or other species.SeattlePI (5/13)

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