January 2014 Issue

Outwitting Animal-to-Owner Diseases

Many don’t show symptoms, but they can be prevented with good hygiene, routine worming and prompt treatment of illness

Cats can harbor a variety of zoonotic diseases — those that can be transmitted to people. Some of the diseases are rare, while others are quite common. Although we are aware of many of these diseases, more continue to be discovered, thanks to improvements in technology and to the dedicated work of researchers in both the human medical and veterinary fields.

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