which of the following was unaffected by minimata disease. 1.dogs 2.rabbits. 3.cat. 4.pigs

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Minamata disease is a neurological disorder caused by eating large quantities of fish and shellfish polluted by methyl mercury, which results into methyl mercury poisoning.

Rabbits remain unaffected by Minamata disease as they are herbivore and feed on plants.


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Minamata disease, sometimes referred to as Chisso-Minamata disease, is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Symptoms include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, loss of peripheral vision, and damage to hearing and speech. In extreme cases, insanity, paralysis, coma, and death follow within weeks of the onset of symptoms.

Minamata disease was first discovered in Minamata city, Japan, in 1956. It was caused by the release of methylmercury in the industrial wastewater from the Chisso Corporation's chemical factory, which continued from 1932 to 1968. This highly toxic chemical bioaccumilated in shellfish and fish in Minamata Bay and the Shiranui Sea, which, when eaten by the local populace, resulted in mercury poisoning. While cat, dog, pig, and human deaths continued for 36 years, the government and company did little to prevent the pollution. The animal effects were severe enough in cats that they came to be named as having "dancing cat fever".

Minamata affects dogs, pigs and cats. Iam not sure but I think rabbits remained unaffected.
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