Handwashing reduces zoonotic disease risk

2021-07-27

Although people are unlikely to get COVID-19 from animals, they should wash their hands anytime they've been around animals to prevent the spread of an array of other pathogens, says AVMA President Dr. Douglas Kratt. "If there's one silver lining in what we've learned the past year during the pandemic, it's if we wash our hands, don't touch our mouths, don't touch our eyes, most zoonotic disease will not transfer to us," Dr. Kratt said.

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