The Food Safety Infosheet from the Food Safety Network focuses on pathogens that can be transmitted by pets.
Recently reported by the CDC was a study linking a household cat to E. coli in a two-year-old girl. The cat was not ill, but carried the bacteria.
Each spring, there are reports of children becoming infected with salmonella after handling baby chicks, ducklings, and turtles.
Contact with reptiles and amphibians account for an estimated 74,000 salmonella infections nationwide.