International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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Health hazards to humans associated with domestic pets.

This review discusses the potential health hazards to humans from their pets. The hazards are divided into 3 categories: immunological disease, injury and infectious diseases. It focuses on pet-related diseases in the United States. Many pets that carry infectious agents do not appear ill and preventative measures such as washing hands after contact with pets is important. Annual Review of Public Health 1996;17:221-45.