Dogs Spread Disease
There is a growing body of evidence that dogs pass along more disease to humans than previously believed. Cuddling with dogs, air borne bacteria from dog feces, bites from dogs and other methods of transmission, has resulted in many humans getting sick, some fatally.
Call for Global Monitoring of Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats
Science Daily reports that a professor from the University of Bristol in England "recommends a global system is needed to monitor infectious diseases of companion dogs and cats. The report also notes that, "It is well recognised that most of the major new diseases of humankind will have an animal origin and dogs and cats are a potential source of such 'emerging diseases." Read more.
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