From Pets to People: Zoonotic Diseases

When it comes to illness, most of us probably don’t think about quarantining our pet. In general, diseases stay within one host species, but zoonotic diseases can be passed between animals and people, and so they bear special attention.

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans will get sick from zoonoses. They are very common and the effects can range from mild sickness to death. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid and prevent these illnesses. Below, The Maywood Veterinary Clinic explores the causes and the prevention of zoonotic diseases.

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