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CDC Experts Talk About Pets and Your Health

Facts and details help people live happily with pets – while staying healthy.

Facebook Live: Live from a Backyard Coop

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CDC’s Dr. Megin Nichols talks about Salmonella and backyard flocks, live from a backyard coop. (Transcript)


Pet Turtles Can Make People Sick: Guidance for Clinicians


Many people keep small turtles as pets, not realizing that they can cause disease. CDC Expert Commentary


Illnesses Linked to Contact with Pets and Farm Animals

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In this slideshow, CDC reviews outbreaks of enteric diseases linked to contact with animals.


Pets Can Make People Sick

Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh

Which furry (and not furry) friends are most likely to transmit infection to humans? Share these precautions with your pet-loving patients. CDC Expert Commentary