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  1. RINGWORM MEDICAL DISCLOSURE FOR RINGWORM This pet completed treatment for ringworm either due to a positive test or exposure to a positive animal. Ringworm is NOT a worm. It is a fungal infection of the skin that causes patches of hairloss that are often circular in shape. Affected areas of the body are scaly and may have redness and/or itching. It is similar to athlete’s foot in humans. Ringworm is contagious to other animals and is communicable to humans either via direct contact or contact with infected items. As mentioned this pet has completed treatment for ringworm and has retested negative at least 2 consecutive times prior to being put up for adoption so the pet is unlikely to spread disease at this time. In the rare event that your pet or yourself develops skin lesions that look like ringworm, please consult your own family veterinarian or physician respectively. All follow-up care, if needed, will need to be done at the owner’s veterinarian and at the owner’s expense. azhumane.org