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Can I catch a cold from my cat? — 3 Comments

  1. No…at least so far people cannot catch a cold from a cat. They can, however, get rabies, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis, MRSA, murine typhus, bartonellosis, Leishmaniasis, bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic plague and at least three-dozen more deleterious zoonotic diseases from cats.

    In fact they carry and transmit far more such diseases to humans than any rat. For example, rats rarely get rabies, and never transmit it. And cats share many diseases normally associeted with rodents, plague and murine typhus (mentioned above) among them. This spring and summer saw a serious outbreak of the latter in southern California, with cases from Los Angeles to San Diego.

    • How many diseases can humans transmit to other humans? “You cannot become infected with Leishmaniasis from your dog or cat.” – VCA Hospitals. Are u lying? Sandflies transmit this disease.

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