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Study about sleeping with your pets

WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Letting your pets sleep in your bed may be hazardous to your health!  Although it's very rare, research shows pets can transmit infections and diseases, even the bubonic plague, to their human owners.

Researchers from the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine combed over a wide range of published studies on the subject.

They say very young children and those with compromised immune systems could be at particular risk.

Overall though, researchers say the benefits of owning a pet far outweigh any potential health risks.

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