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I have RRMS.

I recently pet sat for my sister’s pets, twice. Each time I got sick afterwards. The same virus. I feel I need to stay away from her pets. Just in case.

Is it normal to avoid animals when you have MS? They can have the same virus’s as people. It could also be just her situation.

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi Dan! That’s a great question! While some viruses can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s hard to say that this is what is happening in your situation. Could you possibly developing allergies to animals? It is a possibility for people to develop allergies at any time in their lives. Also, if your physician was able to diagnose this virus, that would be one way to start narrowing down what exactly is going on. I am sorry you have gotten sick after pet sitting! I know that must have been frustrating for you! Thank you for sharing! Best, Erin, Team Member.

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