• Which species of pets reside in your home (eg, cats, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, amphibians, birds)?
  • Do you have contact with large-animal species, such as horses, cattle, sheep, or goats?
  • Does anyone with an immature or weakened immune system live in your home?
    • Very young children or an elderly person?
    • Anyone receiving chemotherapy for cancer?
    • Anyone receiving immunosuppressants for immune-mediated diseases or organ transplantation?
    • Anyone who has undergone splenectomy?
    • Anyone with HIV/AIDS?
  • Is your pet's rabies vaccination current?
  • Do you routinely wash your hands after handling your pets?
  • Regarding deworming of pets:
    • Are your pets routinely dewormed? 
    • Do you purchase your own deworming products for your pets? 
    • If so, which products have been used for deworming your pets?
  • Do you use topical medication to control ticks and fleas on your pets?
  • Do you routinely collect and dispose of animal waste that is found in your yard?
    • If so, who in your house does so?
  • Do your pets ever come in contact with other species through predatory behavior or wandering (eg, feral cats, raccoons)?
  • Do you ever travel and take your pets with you?
  • Do you use topical mosquito repellants on yourself when outdoors?
  • Do you garden? If so, do you wear gloves when gardening?
  • Do children's sandboxes remain covered when not in use?
  • Regarding animal bites to humans:
    • Does an animal with aggressive or unpredictable temperament live in your home? 
    • Has this animal ever bitten anyone? 
    • Do you routinely wash your skin after any bites or scratches?
    • Are you aware of the need to contact your physician following an animal bite?
  • Regarding raw meat:
    • Do you ever feed your pet raw meat?
    • Do you handle raw meat without gloves (including hunters who dress a carcass in the field)?
    • Do you thoroughly disinfect kitchen cutting boards following contact with raw meat? 
  • Regarding cat litter boxes:
    • Do you wear gloves when cleaning the box?
    • Do you clean the box daily?
    • Do you dispose of the waste material in a closed container?
  • Are any of your pets involved in "human-animal bond" or animal-assisted therapies, such as visits to nursing homes?