October 24, 2018

Wild Dogs in Australia Spread 35 Diseases Including Echinococcus Granulosus

In Australia, the wild dog is called the dingo, wild dog, dingo-dog hybrid or canis lupus familiaris. In short, they are a pest, destructive and carry disease, as can be discovered by visiting the Department of Environment and Primary Industries website.

In addition, it should be noted that there is an out of control amount of interbreeding/crossbreeding of canines going on here, which is presenting a serious problem.

“Wild dogs can have significant impacts on farming communities. They also have the potential to impact human health. All dogs can carry a parasite called the hydatid tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus), which has the potential to cause fatality in humans.

Another potential risk of wild dog populations is rabies. Although rabies is not found in Australia, canids would be the most important vector of this disease if introduced to Australia.”

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