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6 Things to Know About Rabies in Humans
By Rachel Despres Your Health

6 Things to Know About Rabies in Humans

The word rabies most often brings to mind images of an aggressive dog that is foaming at the mouth, not unlike that portrayed in Stephen King’s Cujo. And while we’re most aware that the disease can affect animals, humans can also contract rabies. A life-threatening virus that attacks the central nervous system, Healthline.com says “rabies […]

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Dog Bites: 7 Health Facts and Precautions
By Jeff Hayward Your Health

Dog Bites: 7 Health Facts and Precautions

It can happen when you least expect it—your neighbor’s dog nips your finger, or worse. While most dog bites aren’t too serious on the surface, there are precautions that should be taken following a bite to prevent further illness. It’s important to seek medical attention following a canine bite, as there could be more damage […]

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10 Ways to Keep your Family and Pets Safe from Rabies
By Emily Lockhart Your Health

10 Ways to Keep your Family and Pets Safe from Rabies

Rabies: it’s a frightening condition that can be deadly for both humans and animals. That’s why animal owners are encouraged to get their pets vaccinated in their first year and every few years afterwards. Ask any animal owner who has seen a pet or person get infected and they’ll tell you just how crucial it […]

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How to Protect Your Family from Pet-Shared Disease
By Anja Sonnenberg Men's Health News

How to Protect Your Family from Pet-Shared Disease

Having a companion, whether it be furry, feathered or scaled is a rewarding experience. They provide companionship, can help teach children responsibility and social skills and improve our health, but it’s important to know that some animals can spread germs to people that can cause illnesses. A zoonosis, also known as zoonotic disease refers to […]

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10 Not-So-Loveable Pet-to-People Illnesses
By Emily Lockhart Trending Health News

10 Not-So-Loveable Pet-to-People Illnesses

You might love your cute-as-can-be kitten or your dear doggy to the ends of the earth, but did you know that pets carry diseases that can be transferred to humans? That’s right, while Hammy hamster, Polly the parrot, and Sibyl the snake may provide good companionship and unconditional love on one hand—they can also be […]

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