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Volume 17, Number 2—February 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Zoonoses in the Bedroom

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Zoonoses in the Bedroom

Medscape CME Questions

1. Based on the above review by Drs. Chomel and Sun, which of the following statements about transmission of plague by pets living in very close contact to their owners is most likely correct?

A. Transmission of bubonic plague by pet cats has not been reported

B. Transmission of bubonic plague by pet dogs has not been reported

C. Pets infested with infected fleas may transmit plague to their owners

D. Plague cannot be transmitted from infected pets to their owners without biting

2. Your patient is a 6-month-old boy admitted with irritability and fever. Lumbar puncture reveals cerebrospinal fluid profile consistent with meningitis. Upon questioning, the mother admits that while the infant was in a bassinet, she ran to answer the phone, and when she returned to her son, her pet dog was licking his nose and mouth. Based on the above review, which of the following statements is most likely correct?

A. Pasteurella multocida has not been linked to meningitis

B. Being licked by pets is a common source of human infection by P. multocida

C. Adults in the household may safely kiss the dog's face without risk of contracting Pasteurella spp.

D. Sharing the bed with pets has not been reported to cause Pasteurella spp. infections

3. Based on the above review, which of the following statements about parasitic zoonoses associated with pets is most likely correct?

A. In the United States, the most common parasitic zoonoses associated with dogs are due to tapeworms

B. Transmission of toxocariasis to humans may occur from contact with embryonated eggs on a dog's hair coat

C. Aging dogs are most likely to be infected with Toxocara spp.

D. No measures are currently available to prevent human toxocariasis

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