Rabies, salmonella, ringworm—these are all zoonotic diseases, which mean that they can jump from animals to people. Learn how to keep yourself, your staff, and your shelter safe.
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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.
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.
Parrot fever, or psittacosis, is transmitted to humans from birds, particularly pet parrots, and can cause flu-like symptoms.
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The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.
Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2011