Pathogen — neorickettsia (chlamydia), in their evolutionary development they are between bacteria and viruses.
The source of infection is often a sick bird — a virus carrier, releasing the microorganisms from nasal mucus, sneezing, coughing, with the dung. Infection occurs by airborne and alimentary, particles of dried droppings from sick birds, downs, slomannye the epithelium of the skin can get into the lungs, air sacks of birds and gastro-intestinal tract and there penetrating through the mucous membranes, causing the disease. A bird ill with psittacosis, usually for a long period of time remains a virus carrier.
Reservoir and source of infection for humans are domestic and wild birds. The largest epidemiological significance have Pets poultry (especially ducks and turkeys), room birds (parrots, wavy parrots, Canaries and other small songbirds) and especially urban pigeons and crows, the infestation of which ranges from 30-80%.
Ill persons who are constantly in contact with birds (poultry workers, meat processing plant, breeders of birds, etc.) the Ill person primarily middle-aged and older, children get sick much less often. Patients with psittacosis not a danger to others represent. In the human body, the pathogen enters mainly through the mucous membranes of the respiratory system. Infection occurs by inhalation of dust containing chlamydia (dried particles of bird faeces and discharge from the beak, contaminated particles down, etc.). Continue reading
The cat is now one of the most popular Pets. The so-called animal companion. Once thought that the domestic cat is a separate species. In fact, this predator, is a mammal of the cat family. Now familiar to all of us the cat is considered as a subspecies of forest cat. It was domesticated about 10 thousand years ago. According to some data, today, worldwide, there are about 600 million pet cats. They all belong to one of 256 species. This long-haired (Persian cat) and a fully bald (Sphynx). And all so different.
Cats grow all different. Relating to size. The smallest cat breed Singapore. An adult animal reaches 2 pounds of weight. By the way, they entered in the Guinness Book of records as the smallest. But for the title the barley house cat fighting two breeds. This is Asher and Maine Coon (Maine Coon cat). For a long time the Maine Coon held the palm. Mature males of this breed can weigh up to 10 pounds. And externally the animal looks like a lynx, he has the same ear tufts and tiger feet. There are similarities and Ocheretyany kit. However, unlike wild cousins, the Maine Coon is quite friendly. Continue reading
The story tells that the souls of dead Pets go, beyond Heaven, a Paradise where the green of the clearing. Once the animal is out there, they are healed of all ailments and wounds. There they all run and play together, lacking only in one-in their hot-favourite hosts. But the day comes when a pet and its owner meet by reuniting now forever, together go to Heaven, leaving the rainbow Bridge.
The authorship and history
Despite all the known stories worldwide, the author of the original poem are unknown. Online resource About considering most of the possible authors, which gave rise to this beautiful story:
Paul C. Dahm, a lawyer from the USA who wrote the poem in 1981, and later published in a 1998 book of the same name;
Dr. Wallace Sife, head of the Association of People Lost their Pets, whose poem All Pets Go to Heaven has been published on the Association’s and in the book The Loss of a Pet .
The first mention of the Rainbow Bridge to the Internet is considered to be a message in the newsgroup rec.pets.dogs. dated January 7, 1993, quoting an excerpt from the newsletter “Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Newsletter” released in 1992. Continue reading