KEEPING ZOONOSIS AT BAY
These general precautions can reduce your risk of contracting animal-borne illness, as recommended by Dr. Alex Molldrem in a PETMD article.
As always, keeping yourself clean, and maintaining cleanliness after an extended period of exposure to animal waste or sick animals goes a long way.
First aid training – especially wound care – comes in handy, should you be scratched or wounded by animals or other things that may harbor zoonoses.
VACCINATIONS AND MEDICINE
Without question, you and your furry friends should have all your shots. And if there are recommendations for prevention and prophylaxis against zoonotic diseases (for example, anti-tick sprays), be ready with those as well.