Message Number: YG3592 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-15 13:10:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Sarlett fever/Dr Williams

> Dr Williams,
> My twin 19 mth old g-babies whom live with me were just diagnoised
> with Scarlett Fever.Can my fuzz butts catch it?My vet says no,but I
> wanted to hear it from you.
> Thanks,
> Sandi
Hey Sandi, I am not Dr. Williams, but I had this as a child so I may be able
to help you out a bit until he can reply....Scarlett Fever is actually an
endotoxin reaction to a streptacoccylsis infection, usually centered in the
throat. I would be very suprised to hear that a fuzzy would be
susceptible...though you might want to avoid mouth to snout contact until
they babies are better.

Good luck with the babies....I still remember the darkened rooms and oatmeal
baths for the itching....
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