Dangers and research on human life from rats - News

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Dangers and research on human life from rats - News 

  • People not only dislike rats but also hate them. However, for some people it is also sacred. If World Mice Day is celebrated on April 4, then some misinformation about this animal should be corrected. There are millions of rats in Pakistan, especially in public and private buildings.

  • In 2018, the presence of about 50,000 rats in Parliament Lodges was revealed in a survey in the meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly. Mention of rats kept resounding in the meeting. The then chairman PARC told the committee in a briefing that there were about 50,000 rats in the parliament rooms and cafeterias.

  • It is said that rats are not as dangerous in modern and urban life as they used to be in the Middle Ages. In 2014, it was estimated that there were eight million rats in New York City, but in reality that number is about two million. In a city like New York, however, the number of rats is very high. It is said that the Hindu god Ganesh is often shown riding on a rat. There are many famous stories about their relationship. One of them is that initially Lord Ganesha was going to remove worldly obstacles while the rat was helping to cut through these sharp teeth with his sharp teeth. Therefore, in Hindu mythology, countless stories are attributed to this little creature. Similarly, in China, the rat is considered very important.The Chinese interpret it as an imaginary movement, curiosity and resourcefulness. The rat is also the first and most prominent animal in the Chinese calendar. China will also host major events in 2020 in this context. In other parts of the world, however, there is little sympathy for rats.

  • History has shown that leprosy spread in Europe from 1346 to 1353. An estimated 75 to 200 million people died of the disease during that time. The spread of the disease was attributed to special black mice. However, a closer look at the spread of the epidemic in the past reveals that the allegations against the rats could be false. The leprosy is said to have spread from Central Asia to Crimea, from where it came to Europe. In Central Asia, the disease has historically been attributed to a rat named Gabriel. These mice died as a result of the harsh weather, but the insects played a key role in transmitting the germs from these dead mice to other areas.

  • According to a report published in 2015, these insects, which are attached to camels and other animals used for transportation, reached Europe along with these animals. These insects then transmitted these germs not only to mice but also directly to humans. The epidemic then engulfed 60 percent of Europe's population. Mice are also important in medical science because experiments are performed on them. These experiments are also considered important because of the similarities in the nerves, sophistication and hormones of mice and humans. Due to these experiments, doctors have gained a lot of important information regarding organ transplants in the human body. Of course, rats are killed after laboratory experiments.

  • Animal rights activists, on the other hand, call such experiments unnecessary and "barbaric." He also says that diseases of humans and rats cannot be tested in the same way. "The results of experiments on animals are misleading and irrelevant," says Corina Gericke, head of DAAE, a group of veterinarians in Germany.
  • African mice are also trained. Who can detect landmines with their sense of smell. The Belgian NGO Apopo is successfully training mice.These large cat-sized mice lose weight and do not explode with explosives due to their footsteps. Trained in Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola and Cambodia, the rats are successfully detecting landmines.

  • Not only do these large mice detect TNT content, but their sense of smell is so keen that they can be helpful in identifying TB symptoms. In Mozambique, the rats, with the help of doctors, identified many people with the disease, which helped them begin treatment immediately. Researchers on rats observed that the bacteria in their intestines, under stress, were transformed into bacteria found in the intestines of mice that are fond of fat-based foods.In other words, these rats start liking "chicken" foods in a state of mental stress. "Sometimes we think of stress as a purely psychological process, but it causes obvious physical changes in our body," says Laurer Bridgewater, a professor at Bragg Haming University in the United States. The research is published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.Experts say that when female mice were placed in a stressful environment, the microbiota found in their intestines changed and turned into bacteria that are found in the intestines of these female mice. Fat based foods are common.The researchers also noted that male rats, if fed a fat-based diet, were more irritated than female rats. In the same way, male rats become stressed and slow down. There is a need for the government to set up a committee of experts to breed and eradicate rats so that the misconception among the people can be dispelled.


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