Chagrin Falls, Ohio; August 21, 2008 Currently, there are over 200 Zoonoses, or animal diseases, transmissible to people that are a significant infectious risk to human health.
Contagious Diseases. Domestic animals, including dogs, cats, cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine can transmit a variety of diseases to people. These are called Zoonotic Diseases.
Life-threatening diseases people can catch from pets! We are grateful to our pets for their unconditional love and attention, but host of lethal diseases that come from our four-legged friends
Cat Rabies is on the increase. Presently the number of documented cases of Feline Rabies exceeds that of all other domestic animals. Cat Rabies is a major public health concern. Because of the fatal outcome and potential for human exposure, Rabies vaccination is recommended, it’s also a law in many states. All cats 12 weeks…
RINGWORM (DERMATOPHYTOSIS) Ringworm is the most common fungal infection of dogs and cats in the world. The incidence is three times higher in cats than in dogs and prevails in warm, humid climates.
CHLAMYDIA VACCINE: FELINE PNEUMONITIS Chlamydia Psittaci is a microscopic bacteria like organism that lives in the tissues of the eye called the conjunctiva.
Toxoplasmosis is the most common parasitic infection in the world. It affects an estimated 2 billion people or up to ½ of the world’s human population in theUnited States.
There are ten tick borne diseases recognized in the United States. Three were identified in the last 25 years:
The bacteria can get into your body through cuts and scratches and through the lining of the mouth, throat, and eyes and after contact with infected urine or contaminated water, such as in sewers
Cat scratch disease is caused by an organism called Rochalimaea henselae. This is a gram-negative bacteria and a member of the Rickettsia family.
Individuals with reduced immunity are more susceptible to Zoonoses, i.e., people undergoing cancer therapy and/or those positive for HIV, and should take extra precautions around pets.
Zoonotic diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. The best way to avoid Zoonoses is to make sure your pet is healthy:
Certain diseases are called reverse zoonoses. These are diseases of people that are transmissible to animals.
DOMESTIC ANIMAL ZOONOSES Domestic animals, including dogs, cats, cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine can transmit a variety of diseases to people.
Currently, there are over 200 Zoonoses, or animal diseases, transmissible to people that are a significant infectious risk to human health. Effective control of these diseases in animals is paramount to their control and prevention in people.