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Volume 17, Number 2—February 2011

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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 2

Zoonoses acquired from close contact with pet, 1974–2010*

Zoonosis Type of pet contact (reference)
Sleeping with Kissing Being licked by
Plague Dogs (7), Cats (46)
Chagas disease Dogs and cats (8)
Cat -scratch disease Cats, kittens (10,12); dog (11) Kittens (12)
Pasteurellosis Dog (15) Dog (13); dogs and cats (23,24); rabbit (24) Dogs (16,18,21);
cats (14,17,19,20,22);
dogs and cats (14)
Capnocytophaga canimorsus septicemia Cat (25) Dog (2527); cat (25)
Staphylococcosis Dogs (28,29)
MRSA infection Dog (30)
Rabies Dogs (3133)
Toxocariasis Dogs and cats (1) Dogs and cats (1) Dogs and cats (1)
Giardiasis Dogs and cats (1) Dogs and cats (1) Dogs and cats (1)
Cryptosporidiosis Dogs and cats (1) Dogs and cats (1) Dogs and cats (1)
Cheyletiellosis Dog (35)
Pet bites Dogs (36,37)

*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; –, none reported.

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