Undesirable Organisms in Rodents that Cause Diseases in the Digestive System
This is a disease-carrying virus largely found among suckling mice. It was later called epizootic diarrhea of infant mice. Clinical studies show that these types of viruses are common causes of neonatal diarrhea in children.
Studies show that this viral strain is transmissible via airborne infection as it is carried by contaminated dusts emanating from mice beddings. Additional findings disclosed that susceptibility to this disease is age dependent. Passively and and actively acquired imuno agents are important as defense against this viral strain.
Rat Rotavirus-like Agent
This virus was found to be the prevailing cause of widespread diarrhea in human adults and children in the city of Baltimore Maryland. It could be acquired through airborne transmissions emanating from mouse rotavirus-like infected cages.
This is one case where it was also suspected that the spread of the disease was transmitted from infected rats to infected personnel.
Salmonellas were determined to be primarily acquired by ingestion of contaminated food and water, wherein rat beddings are considered as the main source of the infective strain.
Infected carrier hosts included those that were described as shedding organisms and lab personnel.
However, researchers found it difficult to perform the detection of carrier animals inasmuch as there were no satisfactory method that could test suspected carrier animals.
Hymenolepis Nana or Dwarf Tapeworm
These organisms are directly infectious when eggs are ingested by a potential host.Thereafter, the eggs could hatch within the intestines of the new host.
Example of transmission could be by way of an arthropod beetle that ingests the eggs; another host, usually a bird, preys on the beetle, and the eggs continue to contaminate the possible food of the definitive host. The final host considered as a natural host, is where the egg develops as an adult tapeworm.