Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. But there’s something else you should know.
Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The diseases people get from animals are known as zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. Learn more about the benefits and risks of having pets.
Annual Report of Animal Contact Outbreaks – Friday, August 21, 2020
Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry – Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Blog: What You Need to Know About Pets and COVID-19 – Thursday, May 07, 2020
Animals & Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Wednesday, March 18, 2020
New! Social Media Graphics – Tuesday, March 10, 2020
email_03Get Email Updates
CDC INFORMATIONCONNECT WITH CDC