Disease threat: Electrocution
Hazard description: Receipt of electric shock from human installations, or from lightning strike.
Host species: Any.
Pathogenesis: Electrocution may cause skin burns and may cause cardiac arrest and death.
Diagnosis: Sudden death, +/- scorching evidence.
Vaccination: Not applicable.
Free-ranging tiger occurrence: Anecdotal reports exist of electrocution from illegal electric fences for crop protection in Madhya Pradesh, India (Naveeni 2017). TigerNet website https://tigernet.nic.in/index.html also reports the death of a male tiger cub outside a tiger reserve in Nagjhloa Village, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, India in January 2018.
Distribution: Anywhere. Storms with severe lightning may be more likely in tropical areas.
Assumptions: Not applicable.
Limitations: Not applicable.