Other Animal-Related Illnesses

Animals can be a very important part of our lives and pets can have many health benefits.  While disease transmission between animals and people can occur, in most cases, basic infection control methods can be used to prevent disease spread.  Illnesses might be spread in various ways such as by direct contact with an animal or breathing in a germ that an animal is infected with.  While both people and animals can become ill from germs carried by certain vectors like mosquitoes and ticks, people cannot become infected with these diseases through contact with an animal with a vectorborne disease.  For more information about Vectorborne Diseases

For more information about infections that animals might transmit to people, visit the information found on the Fact Sheet, Data and Resources pages below.

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