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Parasite Diseases

There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your pet and your family from zoonotic diseases caused by parasites.

  • Make sure your pet is under a veterinarian’s care to help protect your pet and your family from possible parasite infections.
  • Practice the four Ps:  Pick up Pet Poop Promptly, and dispose of properly. Be sure to wash your hands after handling pet waste.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after touching animals, and avoid contact with animal feces. 
  • Follow proper food-handling procedures to reduce the risk of transmission from contaminated food. 
  • For people with weakened immune systems, be especially careful of contact with animals that could transmit these infections.

To learn more, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/animals.html