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CDC Warns of Disease Transfers from Animals

The CDC's new guidelines on contact with animals in public places come on the heels of several cases in which Florida children became severely ill after visiting petting zoos.
The CDC's new guidelines on contact with animals in public places come on the heels of several cases in which Florida children became severely ill after visiting petting zoos.

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention issue new guidelines aimed at minimizing the risk of disease transmissions from animals to humans. The move comes after several Florida children contracted severe kidney disease following visits to petting zoos earlier this month.

Michele Norris speaks with Dr. Jeff Bender, a veterinarian with the University of Minnesota who helped craft the new guidelines.

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