Possums carry various pathogens and germs that can cause diseases in humans and pets. Humans get these diseases when they touch urine or body fluid from an infected possum.
It is not uncommon for animals like possums to carry rabies. But interestingly, possums rarely host the rabies virus. This is all thanks to their relatively low body temperature and high immunity.
Possums carry various diseases that can affect humans and pets. This, perhaps, is the most dangerous thing about them.
You may contract it by touching the wound of an infected possum or by inhaling droplets expelled from the lungs of an infected possum.
Spotted fevers are a group of bacterial diseases. The causative organisms belong to the Rickettsia genus, and ticks transmit them.