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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-04-21 03:51:51 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] How Contageous?
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The prior reply is accurate one clarification to you ferrets can catch the
influenza virus from you but NO they can't give it back to you. All the
Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] How Contageous?
>Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 08:14:32 +0100 (BST)
>I know that ferrets can catch a cold from a person and vice versa. My
>question is, how easily?
>I'm the sole care giver for Sonic and Chewy. However, this past weekend was
>a family reunion. Within a day of arriving at the house, every person was
>sick. I don't know if we caught it from the ferts (Chewy is a sneezer but
>he also tends to find the dustiest places) or if it was just among the
>humans but I don't want my babies getting sick.
>I'm taking the precautions of washing my hands before and after handling
>them and cleaning their food and water dishes more frequently. Are there
>any other precautions I need to take to avoid getting them sick? I'd hate
>to have to isolate them in the spare room while I fight this bug.
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