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February 11th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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I had always heard that bordetella in dogs can't be passed to humans, but I came across a few websites that said it can be passed to humans with lowered immunities, like infants. We board our dogs several times a year, and they are vaccinated with the intranasal. Is this something to worry about?
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February 12th, 2010, 06:58 AM
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Kennel cough in theory can be passed to humans, but I've NEVER seen or heard of a human case and I foster for a rescue and am touch with the other foster homes some of which have children. My own dog has had it twice I had a foster that also had it and I was CONSTANTLY wiping their eyes and noses and such and I never got it nor did my small child.

I really wouldn't worry about it to be honest. The liklihood is SO slim, the infant has a MUCH higher chance of getting the common cold from going grocery shopping with you than he/she does of contracting kennel cough from the dog. If your dog does get sick, just make sure that you wash your hands before handling the infant and I'd say that should be all the precautionary measures you need to take.

I don't have an infant anymore, my son is now 8 but even if I did I wouldn't stress over it and he was 7 when my dog got it and 6 when my foster and my dog got it and he was just fine.

No need to worry!
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