CDC, AAVP revise guidelines for prevention of zoonotic intestinal parasites

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The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists have updated the "Guidelines for Veterinarians: Prevention of Zoonotic Transmission of Ascarids and Hookworms of Dogs and Cats" to reflect new information, including new anthelmintic products.

The resource is available on the CDC Web site,, and the CDC's "Healthy Pets Healthy People" Web site, A downloadable PDF file is in preparation.

Printed copies of the guidelines (up to 50 copies per request) may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Parasitic Diseases Epidemiology Branch, DPD, NCID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341; zpq8atCDC [dot] GOV (zpq8[at]CDC[dot]GOV). Requests should include the number of copies desired and a complete mailing address. No telephone requests can be accepted because of volume.