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  • Rabies for Parents

    Rabies is a serious infection of the nervous system that is caused by a virus. Rabies is usually transmitted by a bite from an infected animal.

  • First Aid: Animal Bites for Parents

    Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can cause infection. Rarely, animal bites can cause rabies, a dangerous, life-threatening disease.

  • Bites and Scratches for Parents

    Animal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet or a wild animal.

  • Infections That Pets Carry for Parents

    Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.

  • Staying Safe Around Animals for Kids

    Do you love animals? Lots of kids do. Find out how to stay safe around them in this article for kids.

  • Do My Kids Need Vaccines Before Traveling? for Parents

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Infections Kids Can Get for Kids

    Infections are easily spread and kids get them all the time. Read our articles on infections to find out more about how to prevent them and treat them.

  • Word! Zoonosis for Kids

    Zoonosis means a disease that people can get from animals.

  • Preventing Dog Bites for Parents

    Teaching kids a few basic dog manners will help them enjoy safe encounters with Fido.

  • Bacteria & Viruses for Teens

    Common bacterial & viral infections.