Saturday, January 22, 2011

Will my dogs make me sick?

The article from Emerging Infectious Diseases is not on line yet, but I ran across this from Bloomberg Business Week:

You might want to think twice before snuggling in bed at night with Fido or Fluffy.
According to a report published in the February issue of the public health journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, seemingly healthy pets can carry parasites, bacteria or viruses that cause mild to life-threatening illness in people...
Even though disease transmission is low in comparison to how many people sleep with their pets -- more than half of all U.S. pet owners -- Chomel said the risks are still there.
"Having a pet in the bed is not a good idea," he said.

Stop. I don't wanna hear it.

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