Did you know that some diseases can pass from humans to animals and vice versa?
These are called Zoonotic diseases and are something you should think about if you're interacting with wildlife. An example of a Zoonotic disease is ringworm! It is thought that 25% of hedgehogs carry ringworm (although some don't show symptoms).
You can minimise the risk of picking up or passing on diseases by practicing good hygiene and wearing appropriate PPE (think all the covid stuff!)