Public Forum Proceed to Auspet's New Discussion Forum | Pet Directory | Classifieds | Home | LinkXchange
  


Click here to make Auspet.com your default home page

  Auspet - Message Boards
  Dogs - all types
  wondering if parvo is contagious to humans?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   wondering if parvo is contagious to humans?
kimrivera85@yahoo.com
unregistered
posted 05-07-2003 02:34 PM           Edit/Delete Message
My 6 month old dog had parvo is it contagious to humans?

IP: Logged

Our Sponsors
memeber
posted 20-01-2011 13:11 PM           Edit/Delete Message

RottyMommy

Moderator

Posts: 480
From:Harrisburg,PA USA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 05-07-2003 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RottyMommy     Edit/Delete Message
Parvo is not contagious to humans only other dogs. So if you do have other dogs in the house get them out and to a vet immediately good luck with your puppy hope he pulls through.

IP: Logged

Sugar
Member

Posts: 110
From:Madison, MS
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 05-07-2003 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sugar     Edit/Delete Message
May I beg to differ please. YES, you can get PARVO or anything else an animal has.

I HAVE HAD IT. And it can make an adult very ill. Children are more suceptible, but adults can get it too.

IP: Logged

puttin510
Member

Posts: 1179
From:,Calif. U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 05-09-2003 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Sugar, I am very curiuos. How did the parvo affect you? and what sort of symtpoms did you get, how long they stayed and how treated. I have never heard of anyone getting parvo from a dog. But you know with the aids disease, I do believe they think it started with monkeys, I could be wrong. And SARS they don't know where that came from.

IP: Logged

Malteseof2004
unregistered
posted 05-09-2003 08:29 PM           Edit/Delete Message
From what I have heard, there is a "certain" type of parvo that humans can catch....But, as far as canine parvo, I dont think so... Thats just thoughts!

IP: Logged

Addy
New Member

Posts: 1
From:Portland, OR U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 03-07-2004 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Addy     Edit/Delete Message
I have also had parvo two times but it seams like it is so uncommon that even my doctor doesnt know much about it. A little odd huh?

IP: Logged

nern

Moderator

Posts: 1591
From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 03-07-2004 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
You can not get Parvo from a dog.
There is canine Parvo, feline Parvo and even human Parvo (fifth disease). A dog can't get Parvo from a cat or a human or vise versa.

IP: Logged

Karriesue
Member

Posts: 277
From:Nellis AFB, Nevada
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 03-07-2004 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Karriesue     Edit/Delete Message
I have never heard of humans getting parvo. I have heard of fifths disease but you can't catch that from a dog. Kim, check with your doctor if you are worried but no, you can't catch parvo from a dog. Make sure any pets in your household are protected. Good luck with your dog. I hope he gets well soon!

IP: Logged

nern

Moderator

Posts: 1591
From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 03-07-2004 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
This site has more info. - http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/parvovirus/B19.htm

"What causes fifth disease?

Fifth disease is caused by infection with human parvovirus B19. This virus infects only humans. Pet dogs or cats may be immunized against "parvovirus," but these are animal parvoviruses that do not infect humans.Therefore, a child cannot "catch" parvovirus from a pet dog or cat, and a pet cat or dog cannot catch human parvovirus B19 from an ill child."

"How does someone get infected with parvovirus B19?

Parvovirus B19 has been found in the respiratory secretions (e.g., saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus) of infected persons before the onset of rash, when they appear to "just have a cold." The virus is probably spread from person to person by direct contact with those secretions, such as sharing drinking cups or utensils. In a household, as many as 50% of susceptible persons exposed to a family member who has fifth disease may become infected. During school outbreaks, 10% to 60% of students may get fifth disease."


[This message has been edited by nern (edited 03-07-2004).]

IP: Logged

susan_cude@hotmail.com
Member

Posts: 813
From:Santa Maria, Ca.
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 03-07-2004 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for susan_cude@hotmail.com     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for clearing that up Nern! I knew you couldn't contract parvo from a dog.

Hi Kim, how is your puppy doing? hope all is well!!!

And Wellcome!

Susan

IP: Logged

Samsintentions
Member

Posts: 944
From:Columbus, Tx ,USA
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 03-08-2004 05:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Samsintentions     Edit/Delete Message
There's a little girl in Ohio that has it right now, and isn't doing to well. How she got it they don't know, but its the same strain that their dog had.....scary.

IP: Logged

Jamiya
Member

Posts: 1392
From:
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 03-08-2004 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
Fifth disease is also one of the silliest diseases I have heard of. My sister's child got it, and then my sister did as well even though usually adults don't get it. It gives you rosy cheeks and a rash, but you don't feel sick or itch or anything. Seems sort of pointless. Just silly.


Jamiya

IP: Logged

nern

Moderator

Posts: 1591
From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 03-08-2004 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
quote:
There's a little girl in Ohio that has it right now, and isn't doing to well. How she got it they don't know, but its the same strain that their dog had.....scary.

Where did you hear about this? Is there a news article or something about it? If so, I would be interested in reading it.

IP: Logged

Jamiya
Member

Posts: 1392
From:
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 03-09-2004 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
I searched for it, but I couldn't find anything. Everything I found talked about the different strains - human, canine, etc. It sounds like the human strain can indeed be dangerous - fifth disease is just one possible outcome. Perhaps the child has human parvo, but I doubt she contracted it from the dog. Maybe that was a rumor or a misquote or something.


Jamiya

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Auspet.com


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.45c



















1999-2003 AusPet.com