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What are some diseases my pet can give me?

Susan Evans
Dermatology
Other diseases that can do harm if they are transmitted from your pet or your farm animals to you include ringworm and roundworm, which are also found in animal stool. Salmonellosis, which is the same bacteria that can be found in contaminated food, can also be transmitted through an infected animal’s excretions. Scabies are an itch mite that can be transmitted from affected pets and farm animals to humans through dander, fur, or skin contact.

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