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12 Diseases Humans Can Catch From Animals

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12 Diseases Humans Can Catch From Animals

The idea that a beloved pet could make us sick is a scary thought but, thankfully, not that common. With the first H1N1 cat case popping up last week, I've gotten many questions about which illnesses people could catch from animals (like rabies) and which are only for the dogs (like the H3N8 flu, parvo, or bordetella. To help out, I've rounded up 12 diseases that people could get from pets, wild animals, or flying insects, with a short explanation of them. Brush up!

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bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Most of these diseases you're more likely to get from the vectors themselves (like ticks and mosquitoes) rather than your pet. But good list! :)
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