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Pets and strep

Posted in Dogs
An upcoming article in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases entitled "Zoonoses in the bedroom" has attracted some attention in the press. I haven’t been able to access a copy yet, but will probably write about it soon. However, one article that was written about the paper had a pretty weak lead-in piece: "Nikki Moustaki knew something… Continue Reading

Group A strep and dogs

Posted in Dogs
I was asked this the other day, in regards to a post about pets and recurrent strep infections in people: "You listed a few things to remember and one of them was how the pet might be an "innocent bystander infected by a family member."  Is there any indication that a dog  might get sick… Continue Reading

Strep throat – Don’t blame your dog!

Posted in Cats, Dogs, Other diseases
My wife has a lousy immune system. She’s a good indicator of whatever infectious diseases are circulating in the region. After running through a stretch where our whole family was biohazardous (baby with a cold, older two with two different bugs that they then spread to each other), Heather developed strep throat. This common bacterial… Continue Reading

Pets and strep throat

Posted in Cats, Dogs, Other diseases
Another question that I periodically get asked is about pets (mainly dogs) and strep throat. The usual situation is a household where there has been strep throat in multiple family members or where someone, usually a child, has had repeated bouts of strep throat. People ask whether their pet could be the source. Strep throat… Continue Reading