US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: Media
Docs, vets discuss common diseases spread by household pets
07 Dec 2007
A group of more than 200 physicians and veterinarians met yesterday to discuss the “common infections” — including SARS, and bird flu – increasingly shared by people and their pets.
A group of more than 200 physicians and veterinarians met yesterday to discuss the “common infections” — including SARS, and bird flu – increasingly shared by people and their pets.

“It’s not a lot of times that we do get to interact with veterinarians,” said Dr. Andrew Miller, a physician, speaking at the conference. “It’s the first conference that I’ve ever gone to in terms of infectious disease with two-legged people and four-legged animals.” The conference, called Pets, People and Pathogens, was on Zoonotic diseases, and was sponsored by the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association in Providence, R.I. Physicians said they recognize pets play a vital role in many people’s lives, but that people need education about some of the infections, like mad cow disease, that animals can pass on to their owners. This is especially the case for the ill — or for pregnant women. “For example, somebody who has AIDS or somebody who is on chemotherapeutic agents for cancer, those people might be more susceptible to infections transmitted by animals,” Dr. Peter Karczmar, a physician, speaking at the conference, said.
See also:
http://care-mates.com/blog/?p=18

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.