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10 diseases kids catch from pets | Healing Talks

10 diseases kids catch from pets

pet illnesses kids catch

(Healingtalks) Kids love to have pets and tend to more actively caress them However certain diseases can be passed on from those pets to kids, and then the rest of the household. Here is a somewhat exhaustive list:


  • Toxoplasmosis – It is a good idea to have kids wash their hands after cleaning kitty litter and not to get infected y this micro-organism. It can trigger headache, fever, sore throat and muscle pain.
  • Scratch Fever – Cats can be infected with Bartonella henselae bacteria which causes cat scratch fever,. Symptoms included swollen lymph nodes, fever, headaches and fatigue.
  • PlagueA rare condition where cats can become infected with Yersinia pestis, the rodent bacteria that creates bubonic plague.


  • Dog  Rabies – A stray dog that has not been vaccinated can carry and transmit rabies.


  • Giardia – Giardia lamblia is a bacteria that grows in the intestines of birds and can cause diarrhea in humans.


  • B-Virus infections– Macaque monkeys, sometimes sold as pets, carry a virus called herpesvirus simiae or B-virus. Most adult macaques are infected in a mind way. However, a bite from an infected monkey can cause meningoencephalitis.
  • Tuberculosis – African and Asian pet monkeys can develop and transmit strains of tuberculosis.

MULTIPLE PETS – cats, dogs, turtles, ducks, horses

  • Strep and Staph – Streptococci and Staphylococci infections are rare but can be passed on from pets to humans
  • Salmonella – Mild infections create symptoms like diarrhea and stomach cramps.
  • Ringworm – Cats and dogs are commonly affected with this fungus which can be transmitted to humans.

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