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Can contact with dog or cat feces (poo) cause illness?

Contact with dog or cat feces (poo) can spread infection to humans. Cleaning up after your animals regularly, paying particular care to areas such as sandpits where children play, can help to reduce the risk of illness.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Rabies


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