Zoonotics

Understanding One Health to Keep Your Family and Pets Healthy

Chicago, IL — The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) celebrates the third annual One Health Day on Saturday, 3 November 2018 and supports the continued aims of this international campaign in furtherance of the One Health Coalition at a local...

Chicago Area Veterinarians Celebrate One Health Day

Chicago, IL —The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) celebrates the second inaugural One Health Day on Friday, 3 November 2017 and supports the continued aims of this international campaign, while furthering a One Health Coalition at a local...

Protecting Your Family and Pets from Animal Bites and Rabies

Burr Ridge, Illinois —A wild animal attacking a person in an urban setting is highly unusual. Children must be supervised and taught not to approach any animal that they are not familiar, including a dog or cat, or a coyote. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which can...

Zoonotic Disease: When Humans and Animals Intersect

What are zoonotic diseases? Zoonotic diseases are contagious diseases spread between animals and humans. These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that are carried by animals and insects. Examples are anthrax, dengue, Ebola hemorrhagic...

Ringworms

You rush home from work to dress your 5-year-old son in his new Halloween costume. It's time for "trick or treating" and your little guy is anxious to go out and collect candy. You happen to notice that he is scratching a circular red ring shape mark on his arm. You...

Diseases People can get From Pets

DiseaseAgentCarrierTransmissionCat scratch diseaseBartonellaCatCat scratch or bitePsittacosis (Chlamydiosis)Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly Chlamydia psittaci)Birdscontact, air bornChronic enterocolitisHookwormsDogsIngestionCutaneous larva...