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Can I catch bacterial infection from my pet?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It depends on the pet.
Reptiles can spread salmonella. Birds can spread psittacosis. You can get toxoplasmosis and q fever from cats. You can get leptospirosis from dogs. Also bites and scratches can cause infections.

In brief: Yes
It depends on the pet.
Reptiles can spread salmonella. Birds can spread psittacosis. You can get toxoplasmosis and q fever from cats. You can get leptospirosis from dogs. Also bites and scratches can cause infections.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, pets have germs
Bacterial infections that a person can get from his pet include campylobacter and salmonella (both bacteria cause fever and diarrhea), cat scratch disease, etc.
.. A variety of viral diseases, and parasites, can also be passed from pets to humans.

In brief: Yes, pets have germs
Bacterial infections that a person can get from his pet include campylobacter and salmonella (both bacteria cause fever and diarrhea), cat scratch disease, etc.
.. A variety of viral diseases, and parasites, can also be passed from pets to humans.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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