Wash your hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and handling pets. You should be okay if you always remember to wash your hands appropriately. I have not addressed the salmonella that is spread through food not being prepared properly.
Take care and keep posting.
I have been on immunosuppressants for 6 years and actually started them while I was a wildlife rehabber. I still rehab opossums, squirrels, cottontails, jackrabbits, armadillos and songbirds in my home (no rabies-vector species like raccoons and skunks because my immune system does not hold the pre-exposure rabies vaccine) and I have never had any problems related to any of the animals. Diligent hygiene is the key. Also, this last year, a specialty vet told me about diagnosing ulcerative colitis in a dog--not CD, but still interesting.---Opossumgirl
Post Edited (jla) : 1/29/2008 12:24:00 PM (GMT-7)