Dear Pharmacist: I read your article on Bartonella, and how pets can indirectly give it to you. What other diseases do pets transmit? Are there antibiotics? — S.J., Orlando, Fla.
Answer: Great question, since pet lovers don’t connect their illness to pets, but “zoonotic” infections are certainly possible. And yes, there are antimicrobials, but the exact kind is based upon your illness. This will freak some of you out:
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