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Zoonotic Diseases by Animal Species

This handout lists selected zoonotic diseases that may be carried by companion animals and potentially transmitted to humans. Most zoonoses can be prevented when proper precautions are taken. 

Center for Food Security and Public Health 

College of Veterinary Medicine 

Iowa State University 

Ames, Iowa 50011 

Phone: (515) 294–7189 

FAX: (515) 294–8259 

E–mail: cfsph@iastate.edu 

Web: www.cfsph.iastate.edu 

© 2008 CFSPH

DOGS

Brucellosis

Campylobacteriosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Ectoparasites

Giardiasis

Larva Migrans (Hookworms, Roundworms, Whipworms)

Mange (acariasis)

Rabies

Ringworm

Salmonellosis

CATS

Avian Influenza

Campylobacteriosis

Cat Scratch Disease

Cryptosporidiosis

Ectoparasites

Larva Migrans

Leptospirosis

Mange (acariasis)

Plague

Q Fever

Rabies

Ringworm

Salmonellosis

Sporotrichosis

Toxoplasmosis

FERRETS

Campylobacteriosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Ectoparasites

Giardiasis

Infl uenza

Rabies

Ringworm

Roundworms

Salmonellosis

Tuberculosis

RABBITS

Cheyletiellosis

Dermatophytosis

Ectoparasites

Pasteurellosis

Salmonellosis

Tularemia

Yersiniosis

GERBILS

Ectoparasites

Leptospirosis

Salmonellosis

Tularemia

GUINEA PIGS

Campylobacteriosis

Chlamydiosis

Ectoparasites

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Pasteurellosis

Ringworm (dermatophytes)

Salmonellosis

Sarcoptic mange

Tularemia

HAMSTERS

Campylobacteriosis

Ectoparasites

Leptospirosis

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Pasteurellosis

Ringworm

Salmonellosis

Sarcoptic mange

Tularemia

HEDGEHOGS

Cryptosporidiosis

Ringworm

Salmonellosis

Yersiniosis

MICE AND RATS

Ectoparasites

Hantavirus

Leptospirosis

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Pasteurellosis

Rat bite fever

Ringworm

Salmonellosis

Yersiniosis

PRAIRIE DOGS

Ectoparasites

Monkeypox

Plague

PET BIRDS

Campylobacteriosis

Cryptococcosis

Ectoparasites

Newcastle disease

Pasteurellosis

Psittacosis

Salmonellosis

Tuberculosis

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

Campylobacteriosis

Mycobacteriosis

Salmonellosis

AQUARIUM FISH

Chlamydiosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Erysipeloid

Mycobacteriosis

Melioidosis

Salmonellosis

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