CDC Experts Talk About Pets and Your Health

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

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


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Medscape introduction image to pet animals showcasing a small dog.

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

Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh

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