Tag Archives: preventive care

Taking preventive measures and using common sense can prevent animal-borne diseases

Here at the AVMA, many stories pop up in our Google alerts every day about zoonotic diseases like rabies. Often, these diseases are completely preventable, whether it’s through vaccinations or common-sense, every day measures like hand-washing and proper hygiene. This article from the Durango Herald provides a good, quick overview of steps you can take to keep both you and your pets safe from rabies.

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Key to rabies prevention: vigliance and vaccinations

Human cases of rabies are extremely rare in the United States, but they’re fatal, as we’ve unfortunately seen with the case of a man in Massachusetts who died after being infected with the illness by a brown bat.

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