Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 5, Number 4—August 1999


Pet-Associated Zoonoses

Cite This Article


Highlight and copy the desired format.

EID Barton LL, Villar RG, Connick M. Pet-Associated Zoonoses. Emerg Infect Dis. 1999;5(4):598.
AMA Barton LL, Villar RG, Connick M. Pet-Associated Zoonoses. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 1999;5(4):598. doi:10.3201/eid0504.990433.
APA Barton, L. L., Villar, R. G., & Connick, M. (1999). Pet-Associated Zoonoses. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 5(4), 598.

To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Grant and Olsen on preventing zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised persons (1). We completely agree with the benefits of communication between physicians and veterinarians. However, we want to emphasize that pet-associated illnesses are not limited to the immunocompromised; pregnant women and young infants should be included in this high-risk category. Our recently published survey (2) reaffirms the need for education of the general public, parents, and—to a lesser extent—pediatricians regarding pet-associated hazards.

Leslie L. Barton*, Rodrigo G. Villar†, and Megan Connick‡

Author affiliations: *University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA; †Indian Health Service, Gallup, New Mexico, USA; ‡Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA


  1. Grant S, Olsen CW. Preventing zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised persons: the role of physicians and veterinarians. Emerg Infect Dis. 1999;5:15963. DOIPubMed
  2. Villar RG, Connick M, Barton LL. Parent and pediatrician knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding pet-associated hazards. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152:10357.PubMed
Cite This Article

DOI: 10.3201/eid0504.990433

Related Links

Table of Contents – Volume 5, Number 4—August 1999