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Less common house pets

By B. B. Chomel, D. Schlossberg

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This chapter focuses on the major health threats associated with exposure of humans to less common house pets. The viral, bacterial, parasitic and mycotic zoonoses transmitted by pet rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, ornamental aquarium fish, ferrets, bats and nonhuman primates are described. Practical tips for disease prevention are recommended.

Pages 193-220
ISBN/ISSN 978-1-55581-484-7
Publisher ASM Press
Language English
Author Address Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animals
  2. Aquacultural and fisheries
  3. Aquatic organisms
  4. Bacteria
  5. Bats
  6. Carnivores
  7. Diseases
  8. Ferrets
  9. Fish
  10. Fungi
  11. Humans
  12. Infectious diseases
  13. Lagomorpha
  14. Leporidae
  15. Mammals
  16. Men
  17. mink
  18. Mycoses
  19. Parasites
  20. Parasitic diseases
  21. pathogens
  22. Pets and companion animals
  23. Primates
  24. prokaryotes
  25. rabbits
  26. Reptiles
  27. Rodents
  28. vertebrates
  29. Virus diseases
  30. weasels
  31. Wild animals
  32. Zoonoses