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Compendium of measures to prevent disease associated with animals in public settings, 2009
  • Published Date:
    May 1, 2009
Filetype[PDF - 1.54 MB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (U.S.) ; American Veterinary Medical Association ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; ... More ▼
  • Series:
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 58, no. RR-5
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  • Description:
    Introduction -- Methods -- Enteric (intestinal) diseases -- Additional health concerns -- Recommendations -- Appendix A. Animals in public settings: guidelines for venue operators and staff members -- Appendix B. Suggested sign or handout for visitors to petting zoos -- Appendix C . Hand-washing recommendations to reduce disease transmission from animals in public settings -- Appendix D. Guidelines for animals in school and child-care settings

    "This report provides recommendations for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue staff members, animal exhibitors, visitors to animal venues, physicians, and others concerned with minimizing risks associated with animals in public settings. The recommendation to wash hands is the most important prevention step for reducing the risk for disease transmission associated with animals in public settings. Other critical recommendations are that venues prohibit food in animal areas, venues include transition areas between animal areas and nonanimal areas, visitors receive information about disease risk and prevention procedures, and animals be properly cared for and managed. These updated 2009 guidelines also emphasize risks associated with baby poultry, reptiles, and rodents in public settings, and information about aquatic animal zoonoses has been incorporated."- p. 1

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