Message Number: YG5668 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-20 19:05:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] IMPORTANT: possible epizooic, read
the parts in quotes

Hi Laura and Sue,
There are several diseases that can infect both people and ferrets.
Coccidia, giardia, crytosporidia, and toxoplasma are all possible.
The influenza virus, and other bacterial infections (E coli,
could possibly be passed from humans to ferrets or from ferrets to
It is going to take some aggressive testing of the people and the
to determine what is actually causing the problem.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM