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Infected animals can spread Monkeypox virus to people, and it is possible that people who are infected can spread Monkeypox virus to animals through close contact, including petting, cuddling, hugging, kissing, licking, sharing sleeping areas, and sharing food.
There are many health benefits of owning a pet. opportunities However, pets can sometimes carry harmful germs that can make us sick even when the pet appears healthy. The diseases people get from animals are called zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. Below are some tips to help you and your family stay healthy while enjoying pets.
In a 2015 NICHD-funded study, a group of adolescents with type 1 diabetes each cared for a pet fish twice a day by feeding and checking water levels. Researchers found that fishkeeping teens were more disciplined about checking their own blood glucose levels, which is essential for maintaining their health. Furthermore, kids ages 10 to 13 years showed the greatest increase in self-monitoring following the pet fish intervention.