New Mexico is home to over 23,800 farms, totaling over 43.9 million acres of farmland. Farming is very important to our local economy, but large amounts of animals being confined to one area can sometimes cause the spread of disease. It’s very important to make sure that your farm is in a clean condition. Health issues with livestock can cause financial problems for a farmers’ income, but sometimes these diseases and contamination can also be passed on to humans.
There are many illnesses that can be passed from animals to humans. The urine and waste of infested livestock can release particles into the air capable of infecting people. Some diseases that are commonly found in barnyard settings are E. coli, Leptospirosis and Q fever. All of these diseases can cause abdominal cramping, loss of appetite or nausea, vomiting, fatigue, feverish symptoms and other health problems in humans.
Diseases spread by animals are not just confined to farm settings. Common issues like rodent infestations can create diseases like LymphocyticChoriomeningitis. Symptoms of this disease include fever, sore throat, lack of appetite, joint pain, headache, nausea, muscle aches and vomiting.
Psittacosis is a common disease carried by birds. Humans can contract this illness via urine and bird waste and also through exposure of air particles containing the disease within areas contaminated by fowl.
All animals, including cats and dogs can also transmit illnesses. It is possible that your household pets can spread types of illness like Giardiasis which can be passed through animal waste and water contaminated by animal waste. You should take your pet to the vet for regular checkups to prevent them and yourselves from sickness.
Animal waste is considered a biohazard by federal standards, which means that it is a threat to the health of anyone that comes into contact with it. The STOP Restoration of Albuquerque, NM is trained and committed to providing biohazard clean-up services safely, competently and efficiently. We provide clean-up for the following biohazard situations:
- Crime scene cleanup (homicide)
- Accidental/intentional death (suicide)
- Law enforcement vehicle clean-up
- Animal or pet waste
- Human decomposition clean-up
- Gross filth property clean-up
- Industrial accident clean-up
- Black water and sewage spill clean-up
If you or someone you know happens to need help decontaminating their home or farm, STOP Restoration of Albuquerque, NM is professionally trained to take care of your situation. You can contact the STOP Restoration 24/7 at (505) 207-2930 and we will decontaminate your house or barnyard.