Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 03 March 2016 Pets carry pests too Pets carry pests too! You may get more from your pet than joy and affection. Diseases like E. coli, salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis and rabies can be passed from animals to humans, and some of these may even be deadly. Take your pet for regular check-ups; set up a schedule of immunisation and de-worm your pet every six months; keep your pet clean and well-groomed (don't forget to clip its nails regularly); wear gloves when you handle pet litter, or clean cages, fish tanks and baskets; don't use pet litter as fertiliser in your garden; wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds immediately after handling pets or their litter; keep pets out of the kitchen; don't allow pets to eat raw meat, dig through the rubbish or drink from the toilet bowl. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex These 2 factors make the biggest difference in your sexual satisfaction Diet and nutrition SEE: Cut back on salt, or else... Lifestyle Surgery for early prostate cancer might not save your life Medical Can carrots really make you see in the dark? Lifestyle Your pee can reveal your true age News 6 of the biggest health lies told by celebs From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.