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  • July 1, 2004

    Zoonotic Disease: The Enemy In Our Midst

    Veterinarian Kate Hurley reviews the basics of zoonotic disease, including some simple steps you can take to protect your environment, animals, and people from widespread infection.

  • September 1, 2003

    Rabies: Staying Vaccinated and Informed

    Pre-exposure vaccinations are important, but they are only the first step in protecting yourself against the virus.

  • July 1, 2003

    Monkeypox Outbreaks Cause for Concern in Animal Shelters

    Shelters that handle any species affected by monkeypox need to take extra health-screening precautions with these and other animals entering their facilities.

  • September 1, 2001

    Rabies Pre-Exposure Intradermal Vaccine Discontinued

    Aventis Pasteur, maker of the only rabies pre-exposure intradermal vaccine, has discontinued the product after determining that automating the intensive manual manufacturing process would be too expensive.

  • November 1, 2000

    Protecting Yourself from Rabies

    If you work hands-on with animals in an area where rabies is known to exist, you should receive the pre-exposure rabies vaccination series and then have your antibody levels checked every two years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • November 1, 2000

    Parrot Fever—It's Not Just for the Birds

    Parrot fever, or psittacosis, is transmitted to humans from birds, particularly pet parrots, and can cause flu-like symptoms.

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