Handbook for Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals Resources

General Precautions (PDF 65KB, 1 page)
This handout provides general prevention recommendations that pet owners can use to decrease the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

   

General Precautions: For Pet Reptile Owners (PDF 66KB, 1 page)
This handout provides general prevention practices to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease transmission to individuals that keep reptiles as pets.

   

Additional Precautions for Immunocompromised Individuals (PDF 63KB, 1 page)
This handout provides some additional precautions that should be taken by immunocompromised persons to protect themselves from zoonotic disease transmission.

   

Dog Bite Prevention(PDF 62KB, 1 page)
This handout contains an overview of prevention measures for dog bites and the zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted from bites.

   

Pets In The Classroom (PDF 106KB, 1 page)
This handout contains preventive measures for companion animals in classroom settings.

   

Zoonotic Disease Prevention Handout: W.A.S.H. (PDF 76KB, 1 page)
This handout provides general precautions to use to avoid zoonotic disease transmission. The acronym (W.A.S.H.) is used to remind individuals to Wash, Avoid, use Safety, and maintain Health.

   

Wash Your Hands Sign (PDF 159KB, 1 page)
This sign can be printed and posted by sinks to remind employees to wash their hands.

   

Routes of Disease Transmission: Companion Animals (PDF 74KB, 1 page)
This handout defines and describes the various ways disease pathogens can spread between animals and from animals to humans.

   

Transmission Route Definitions (PDF 82KB, 1 page)
This handout provides brief descriptions and pictorial images to explain the various routes by which disease pathogens can spread between animals and from animals to humans.

   

Transmission Routes of Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals (PDF 175KB, 1 page)
This pictorial handout describes the various routes by which diseases pathogens can spread from animals to humans.

   

Zoonotic Diseases by Animal Species: Companion Animals (PDF 68KB, 1 page)
This handout lists selected zoonotic diseases that may be carried by companion animals and potentially transmitted to humans.

   

Zoonotic Diseases by Routes of Transmission: Companion Animals (PDF 73KB, 1 page)
This handout lists the potential routes of transmission of select zoonotic diseases from animals to human.