Health Tip: Protect Your Child After Pet Exposure
HealthDay News) -- Schools often have classroom pets, such as hamsters, fish or frogs. Caring for those animals can be a great learning experience for kids.
But exposure to animals does have some risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Young children are still developing an immune system, so they are more likely to get sick after handling an animal.
The CDC suggests how to reduce your child's risk:
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