Message Number: YG3637 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-05-16 18:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Sarlett fever/Dr Williams

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., fuzzyslave@y... wrote:
> Dr Williams,
> My twin 19 mth old g-babies whom live with me were just
> with Scarlett Fever.Can my fuzz butts catch it?My vet says no,but I
> wanted to hear it from you.
> Thanks,
> Sandi

Dear Sandi:

I don't know what a g-baby is.

However, Strep pyogenes is mildly infective for ferrets, but not
especially so. I would suggest good sanitation and hygiene here, and
you should be OK.

Streptococcus is infectious for a wide variety of mammals, but it
will take quite a major exposure or injection of the organisms into
the ferret to result in clinical disease.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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