Global Trends: Parasite Control in Pets Parasites & parasitic diseases cause serious harm in people

Parasites & parasitic diseases cause serious harm in people

Three Zoonotic Parasite Threats

Ticks

Can infect pets and people with diseases such as lyme and ehrlichiosis.

Nearly half a million

people in the United States are diagnosed and treated for a tickborne disease each year1https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/media/lyme-tickborne-diseases-increasing.html

Leishmania

Causes a potentially deadly disease, involving fever, sores, and organ issues.

7 %

of human cases in
Brazil are fatal2https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0009567#

Fleas

Year-round issue causing bites, skin irritations, and itching with the ability to transmit pathogens.

1 in 4

cats and 1 in 7 dogs in
the UK may have fleas3https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-019-3326-x