Patients who have received organ transplants are more likely than most people to get disease from animals. However, simple tips can be followed to reduce their risk of getting sick after contact with animals. These recommendations were originally made for bone marrow transplant patients, but they may also may be useful for other organ transplant patients.
First and foremost keeping clean is essential to minimize the risk of spread of disease from your pet to a child with a transplant. Through hand washing with water and soap after handling animals and their feces (stool) is essential, It is recommended that the transplant patient avoid direct contact with animal faces. adults should supervise the hand washing of children after they have contact with animals.
Caring for your pet to minimize transmission of illness to your child includes seeking veterinary care for an ill pet as soon as possible. You should consider having any cat or dog that has diarrhea checked by a veterinarian for infection .