professionals, including physicians, veterinarians, nurses, community
health workers, and veterinary technicians, are highly valued
sources of health information, including information on zoonoses,
for the general public. This section is intended to help you,
as a health professional, provide information to your patients
and clients on prevention of diseases related to animal contact.
Tools: CDC's Pet-Scriptions
health professionals! The public often seeks disease prevention
information from physicians, nurses, community health workers,
veterinarians, and veterinary technicians. As a health professional,
you can provide the most updated information on prevention of
pet-related zoonoses to your patients and clients (including
those who are immunocompromised). Health professionals working
in the fields of obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology, infectious
diseases, and veterinary medicine may have a particular interest
in these materials, since their patients and clients are at greatest
risk of acquiring severe illnesses from contact with animals.
is easy to inform your patients about pets and zoonoses!
professionals can use these pet-scriptions to inform
patients and clients, especially those who are immunocompromised,
how to prevent diseases related to animal contact.
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of a Patient from Rabies -A recent MMWR article about a
girl who recovered from a rabies infection
of Veterinary Standard Precautions: Zoonotic Disease Prevention
in Veterinary Personnel and
Model Infection Control Plan for Veterinary Practices. PDF
of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2004. National Association
of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. (NASPHV). -
Includes rabies vaccination schedule for pets.
of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public
for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities, 2003
Fatal Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Family Clusters - Three States,
Benefits of Pets, NIH
of Pets, Other Animals or Animal Products into the United States
HD, Hedberg CW, Hoekstra M, Evans MC, Chin AE, Marcus R, Vugia
DJ, Smith K, Ahuja SD, Slutsker L, and Griffin PM. PDF 170KB Farm
Visits and Undercooked Hamburgers as Major Risk Factors for
Sporadic Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection: Data from a Case-Control
Study in 5 FoodNet Sites Clinical Infectious Diseases Supplement
2004:38 pg 271-278. PDF
of Zoonotic Transmission of Ascarids and Hookworms of Dogs and
Cats: Guidelines for Veterinarians
CDC, NCID, Division of Parasitic Diseases.
SL, Delong SM, Stenzel SA, Shiferaw B, Roberts JM, Khalakdina
A, Marcus R, Segler SD, Shah DD, Thomas S, Vugia DJ, Zansky SM,
Dietz V, Beach MJ, and the Emerging Infections Program FoodNet
Working Group. Risk
Factors for Sporadic Cryptosporidiosis among Immunocompetent
Persons in the United States from 1999 to 2001 PDF 464KB
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, July 2004, p. 2944-2951, Vol.
42, No. 7. PDF
M, Wenisch C, Daxboeck F, Krause R, Haberl R and Stuenzner D. Cat
or Dog Ownership and Seroprevalence of Ehrlichiosis, Q Fever,
and Cat Scratch Disease. Emerg Infect Dis 2003 Oct.
Srikantia P, Lay JC, Hand S, Crump JA, Campbell J, Van Duyne MS, Bishop R,
Middendor R, Currier M, Mead PS, and Molbak K. 2004. Salmonella
enterica Serotype Javiana inections associated with amphibian contact, Mississippi,
2001. Epidemiol. Infect. 132 pg 273-281. PDF