Healthy Pets, Healthy People — Medscape Commentaries

CDC Expert Commentaries on MedscapeExternal are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. The Division contributes regular Medscape commentaries, including those below.

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Illnesses Linked to Contact With Pets and Farm AnimalsExternal
March 12, 2018
This slideshow presents outbreaks linked to contact with pets and farm animals in 2017 and information on how to prevent enteric infection from contact with animals.
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Risks From Pets and Pet Food: Major Outbreaks of Enteric Zoonoses in 2012External
February 14, 2013
This slideshow presents information on major outbreaks of enteric zoonoses in 2012 and provides the most up-to-date information on prevention of animal-related enteric zoonoses for patients, including young children and those who are immunocompromised.
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Pet Turtles Can Make People Sick: Guidance for CliniciansExternal
June 25, 2012
CDC expert Dr. Janell Routh discusses ways certain pet turtles can make people sick, guidance for clinicians, and steps to help protect patients and their families.
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Pets Can Make People SickExternal
August 23, 2011
CDC expert Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh discusses ways certain pets can make people sick and steps to help protect patients and their families.