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Animal Diseases Contagious to People Healthy Pets Through Every Stage of Life

Animal Diseases Contagious to People

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A-Z INDEX OF ZOONOTIC PARASITIC DISEASES OF ANIMAL

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES - BROWSE BY DISEASE

What diseases can people get from animals? Links take you to general information on to some of the most important diseases spread by animals or parasites from animals. Browse by disease.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES - SEARCH BY ANIMAL

Some animals carry germs that can be passed to humans. Learn what germs your pets and other animals can carry. Search by animal.

RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO ANIMAL CONTACT

Resources and recommendations related to animal contact, from health benefits to disease prevention tips.

RABIES AND KIDS CENTER

Rabies and Kids!

An interactive and fun site for kids filled with facts about rabies.

RABIES INFORMATION

"Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death."

RABIES QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

This site answers questions and provides information about animal and human concerns regarding rabies. Some topics include concerns of human exposure to potentially rabid animals, post rabies exposure treatment, and prevention strategies for pets and people. Links are also available to other human diseases and immunizations.

Presented by the Immunization Action Coalition, a non-profit organization working to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.

SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF MADISON-WISCONSIN

ZOONOTIC DISEASES TUTORIAL

Zoonotic diseases are diseases caused by infectious agents that can be transmitted between (or are shared by) animals and humans. This tutorial has been developed as an educational resource on zoonotic diseases for veterinary, medical and nursing students and practitioners, and anyone interested in these infectious diseases.

WORMS & GERMS BLOG

Worms & Germs Blog is an educational website coordinated by Drs. Scott Weese and Maureen Anderson of the Ontario Veterinary College's Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses.

The focus of this site is zoonotic diseases - diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people, particularly those involving companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, pocket pets and various other household critters). In reality, we take a broader approach, considering diseases that can be spread from animals to people AND from people to animals.

Zoonotic diseases have been recognized for centuries but we've often neglected to consider the role of pets, the animals most people have the closest contact with. That's why we've created this blog, and the associated Worms & Germs Resources page. There, you'll find information sheets about safe pet ownership and zoonotic disease topics. The sheets are reviewed by professionals from the veterinary, medical and public health fields to provide the most up-to-date information possible. Some information sheets are still in development and there will be many more posted soon.

PARASITES, PESTS, PETS & PEOPLE

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