December 12, 2018

Information Sheets for Pet Owners

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/Dog-Cat1.jpg INFORMATION SHEETS FOR PET OWNERS INFORMATION SHEETS specifically for KIDS, for VETERINARIANS, for PHYSICIANS and for PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL are also available on the Worms & ...
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Pet turtles and Salmonella…When will we learn?

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/turtle1.jpg A report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s journal MMWR described a multistate outbreak of human salmonellosis caused by contact with ...
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Exposure to animal blood

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/blood1.jpg Periodically, pet owners may be exposed to blood from a pet. This can range from exposure to small amounts of blood through minor injuries ...
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Snakes, mice and Salmonella: a bad classroom combination

http://wormsandgermsblog.engage.lexblog.com/files/2015/05/Corn-Snake-700×438.jpg Reptiles are common pets, and the risk of transmission of Salmonella from reptiles is fairly well known.  Most of the attention regarding Salmonella in these ...
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Your mother was right! Wash your hands

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/Handwashing1.jpg You may notice a recurring theme in many of our posts and on virtually all of the information sheets on the Worms & Germs ...
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Nontraditional Pets and Children: Beware

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/Chicks1.jpg A report about the health risks in children associated with nontraditional pets was recently published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy ...
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Bathing iguanas

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/iguana1.jpg A recent report in the Daily Gleaner discusses the book Iguanas for Dummies. In this book, the author recommends frequent bathing of iguanas because ...
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CDC recommendations for people with HIV

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/No-Poop11.jpg The latest edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)‘s publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports consists of the revised Guidelines for ...
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Black market turtles in Baltimore

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/red-eared-slider-turtle-00261.jpg There is apparently a thriving black market for baby red-eared slider turtles in Baltimore. The sale  (and possession) of small turtles is illegal in ...
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More about turtles and Salmonella

http://www.plupetstore.com/images/201707/RussianTortoiseWHTTo_Ap7To1.jpg In response to recent posts about Salmonella and turtles, a reader posed these questions: Okay, so turtles and tortoises can carry salmonella.  Does that ...
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