Safety Bulletin Touchpoints & Carriers
Humans are often vehicles for carrying a wide variety of animal viruses into a facility. They may have other sick pets
at home, have recently visited an animal shelter or other animal care facility, touching a variety of surfaces along the
way. Unclean hands, shoes, clothes and other inanimate objects can transfer viruses and bacteria to animals from
surfaces touched by customers and staff. Even protective gloves, that are designed to protect your hands, can
transfer viruses and bacteria from one surface to another.