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HOW Contagious??

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Posted by: Midask9 at Tue Mar 11 23:38:21 2003  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Midask9 ]  
   

Hi everyone. I currently volunteer at a shelter, and am starting to wonder just how easily I can bring something home! My 6 here are vaccinated with Distemper combo (chalmidia, calici, psittaci, rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia), so I would LIKE to think that it would offer significant protection, but at the shelter, I could be handling anything. I do change clothes when I get home and sanitize my hands, but it doesn't alleviate my concern for my kids.
What got me thinking about this is tonite I was snuggling with a stray kitten who had just come in, and a few staff members pointed out that his eyes looked like he might be sick. They weren't crusty or anything, just VERY "moist" looking. One of the staff thought maybe chlamydia or distemper might be the cause, and I thought "wow, and I am holding him, and going home!". I love doing the shelter work, and will continue to do it, but what risk am I presenting at home? Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts, etc will be greatly welcomed. Thanks!!


   

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