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Hamsters can catch pneumonia from humans, so it's important not to expose them to people who are sick. A hamster that's showing other signs of illness, such as appetite loss or inactivity should be seen by the veterinarian right away.Can you get diseases by a hamster?
Hamsters can carry salmonella, an intestinal bacteria that causes short but intense bouts of sickness in healthy adults. However, it can produce more severe problems if a pregnant woman passes it to their unborn child. Salmonella can also seriously sicken a person who's already in a weakened state from other health conditions.