Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Animals in Healthcare- Infection Prevention Risk

Along with my esteemed colleagues at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, we published this expert guidance on animals in healthcare facilities.

Little published data exist on the true risk of animals in the healthcare environment so this guidance statement was a challenge.

In brief, not all animals pose the same risk and dogs are likely the safest pets for entry into the hospital.

VCU has its own Dogs On Call program, as highlighted here in VCU News.

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