When a wild animals hunt and eat their prey, are they susceptible to the same diseases humans would get from raw meat?

 
Rating: Not rated yet. Not rated. Fun/Social Knowledge
Recategorize Question
Please select the category that you think this question belongs in:
Your rating:
 

3 Answers

Best Rated Answer:
 
1,416 IKU
Posted on May. 23rd, 2008

Both answers are quite correct. I'm going to throw in some examples however. Like Aijuko said, if somebody from america goes somewhere else and eats or drinks something they could get sick. Lets go with Mexico or the Dominican Republic. If you go to mexico and drink the water there, you will get a sickness called Montezuma Revenge. It makes you extremely dehydrated by having lots of diahrrea. It also give you lots of stomach pain and if isn't controlled is extremely harmful. My father almost died from it.

Animals also have a different digestive system with different enzymes to break down the food and protect their body from the diseases they are subjected to. Like cows have 3 stomachs (altho they only eat grass). Dogs and cats have a disgestive system lined up like ours, but the secretions in the digestive system and their bodys immune system is different than ours which protects them from the raw meats they eat.

Your Rating:
This answer has not been rated yet. This answer has been rated 1 time. This answer has been rated 11 times.
Average Rating:

 
lightbulb
Does the information on this page help you find what you were looking for?
Yes No
 
1,172 IKU
Posted on May. 22nd, 2008

Parasites in meat may only have effects on some species not others, but bacteria generally effect most species. However, some animals may have higher tolerance. Many animals have heightened sense of smell and may be able to detect chemical odors that steer them away from tainted meat. Also, many of the bacterial infections humans acquire from raw or undercooked meats are due to the fact that we aren't usually killing it and eating it right then-and-there.

Your Rating:
This answer has not been rated yet. This answer has been rated 1 time. This answer has been rated 12 times.
Average Rating:

 
132 IKU
Posted on May. 22nd, 2008

Nope. Animals are less susceptible to the diseases in their prey, IF the prey they eat are known to have certain diseases.

A better way to explain this would be in certain regions humans are practically immune to diseases, that outsiders are not. Its mainly because those humans are less likely to catch the disease that their body is native to. But lets say an American goes into that area. The American would be more susceptible into getting that disease, because the disease isn't always affecting us.

hope that makes sense.


So your animal question would be more about if the species they are eating is known for a certain pathogen. In coevolution, the predator would most likely develop an immunity to that pathogen and is less susceptible into catching it

Your Rating:
This answer has not been rated yet. This answer has been rated 1 time. This answer has been rated 12 times.
Average Rating:

Provide Your Own Answer


Please don't plagiarize! If you are quoting someone, please include a link to the source in your answer.


Join akatoo or Sign In to Post Your Answer


Email:
Choose a Username:
Choose a Password:
Terms of Use Privacy Policy

Email:
Password:

Enter the characters you see to complete your post:
captcha


 

Ask A Question