Local Cases Of Ringworm Increase In Cats And Dogs - Community Notice

Published on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 12:00:00 AM

The Shire of East Pilbara urges pet owners to take steps to prevent Ringworm following an increase in reported local cases.

There are several ways to reduce a further increase in cases of Ringworm:

  • Report wandering dogs to the Shire’s Duty Ranger on 0419 860 376
  • Keep infected pets isolated
  • Regularly clean pet blankets and other pet bedding
  • Regularly dispose of pet hair in grooming brushes
  • Vacuum your home regularly
  • Disinfect common areas in the home that pets use

The fungi responsible for Ringworm can live on hair follicles and skin cells and is able to be transferred from animals to humans.

Contact your a veterinarian for more information about Ringworm or if your pet is presenting symptoms such as hair or fur loss and skin legions.

If you suspect human infection, contact the healthdirect hotline on 1800 022 222 or a doctor.

Steven Harding
Chief Executive Officer