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Can I Catch A Cold From My Cat? — 4 Comments

  1. Great info and good to know we cannot transfer common cold or flu between us and our beloved cats. However, it’s another story for those who work closely with or own non human primates. The common cold and flu can be transmitted as well as TB. I had to be tested for TB prior to working at a primate sanctuary with many species of monkeys and the great apes gorilla, orangs, chimps and bonobos.

  2. Thanks.
    No, we can’t transmit any viruses like influenza, just as we can’t transmit HIV and FIV between ourselves and cats. I really can’t think of any virus that may be transferable between species, not even Ebola.

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