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Volume 17, Number 2—February 2011


Zoonoses in the Bedroom

Bruno B. ChomelComments to Author  and Ben Sun
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of California, Davis, California, USA (B.B. Chomel); California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, California, USA (B. Sun)

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Table 1

Estimated pet dog and cat populations in developed countries and estimated percentage of these pets sleeping on/in owner’s bed , 1974–2010

Country Dogs
Estimated population, millions % Sleeping on/
in owner’s bed Estimated population, millions % Sleeping on/
in owner’s bed
United States 60 21–33 75 60
United Kingdom 8 14 8 45
France 8 30 9 45
The Netherlands 2 45 3 62

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