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Chapter 8 : Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets

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Many infectious diseases in humans can be acquired through contact with pets. Dogs and cats may be the most common pets around the world, but there are also many other vertebrates that share our household environment.

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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U.S. pet population. Data from 2013–2014 National Pet Owners Survey (American Pet Products Association).

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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in a pet rabbit. Courtesy of the Missouri House Rabbit Society (Kansas City, MO).

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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Rabbit with cheyletiellosis. Reproduced from Mellgren M, Bergvall K. 2008. 1, doi:10.1186/1751-0147-50-1, with permission.

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Monkeypox in a person during an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1996–1997. Image courtesy of the CDC-PHIL (ID#12779).

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Cowpox lesion with necrotic ulcer on the outside of the right arm showing regional solid axillary lymphadenopathy. Reprinted from Favier A-L et al. 2011.

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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Petechial and purpuric lesions on the foot of a rat bite fever patient. Reproduced from Elliott SP. 2007.

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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Young four-toed African pygmy hedgehog. Photo credit: Michal Klimont, Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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Bullous tinea manuum after hedgehog exposure. Reproduced from Rosen T. 2000.

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Ownership of exotic pets in the United States by household and by individual pet. Courtesy of http://veterinarybusiness.dvm360.com.

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Occurrence of “reptile-exotic-pet-associated-salmonellosis” serovars in children less than 3 years-old in the European Union, 2007–2010. Arizona includes subspecies IIIa and subspecies IIIb. Arrows indicate where REPAS cases have increased in 2010 compared to previous years. Reproduced from Pees M, Rabsch W, Plenz B, Fruth A, Prager R, Simon S, Schmidt V, Münch S, Braun PG. Evidence for the transmission of Salmonella from reptiles to children in Germany, July 2010 to October 2011. . 2013;

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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TABLE 1

Zoonoses potentially transmitted by pet rabbits and rodents

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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TABLE 2

Major zoonoses potentially transmitted by reptiles and aquarium fish

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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TABLE 3

Major zoonoses transmitted by ferrets

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015
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TABLE 4

Major zoonoses transmitted by nonhuman primates

Citation: Chomel B. 2016. Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets, p 171-199. In Schlossberg D (ed), Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0012-2015

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