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Study: Sick Pets Rarely Infect Humans

A new study documents the health dangers posed by the animals we keep as pets. Most people will not catch anything from their dogs or birds, but researchers have found that certain groups of people are at higher risk. Like people, our companion animals sometimes get sick, and fortunately, most animal diseases can not be transmitted to humans, but some infections can - like e. coli and salmonella. Certain people are more susceptible, starting with young children. “So, kids typically...

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