Cat Zoonotic Diseases
Diseases You Can Catch From Your Cat
There are only a few cat zoonotic diseases, diseases that can be transmitted between cats and humans. However, it is important for you to know what they are, how they can affect you, who they are most likely to target, and the relative risk and seriousness of each disease.
This page will give a brief mention of each of the most important of these diseases that people can get from cats. You'll be able to click on the specific disease to read a more detailed discussion of that disease.
Additional useful information about cat zoonotic diseases can be found at Cornell Feline Health Center.Their site is also a great professional source of information about cat diseases in general.
Rabies Virus: Understanding Zoonotic Diseases & Feline Vaccinations
Cat Ringworm: Coping with this Contagious Zoonotic Disease
Cat Scratch Fever
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