Fast Five Quiz: Pets and Human Health Risks

Richard H. Sinert, DO


May 27, 2022

Pets are present in as many as 50% of homes worldwide and as many as 70% of homes in the United States. Living with a pet offers significant health benefits, from decreased cardiovascular risks to improvements in anxiety and posttraumatic stress. However, even animals that are well cared for can cause illness and injuries in their owners and others. From bites and scratches to allergens and various infectious diseases, are you familiar with human health concerns caused by pets? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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