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Exact Transmission of Ringworm in Cats — 11 Comments

  1. Sure Michael-I understand *
    Ringworm is from a fungus called ” Tinea’ which comes in many forms on animals and humans alike. First look up athelete foot and it’s relation to ringworm. I contracted ringworm over 9-weeks ago from my husbands foot fungus { via sharing the same bathroom]where he sits and treats his toes and I never thought about the connection before this happened and I developed red rings with a tiny rash and slight itching on my side . Then I started looking for answers. It is contagious and hard to treat. Cats may not show any signs or symptoms.

  2. So, am I uderstanding correctly when saying that humans can, also, infect a cat with ringworm?
    What else can humans inflict on our beloveds?
    I don’t think we have ever cared enough to investigate what very contagious diseases we can spread to animals.
    If a cat or dog should lick an opened wound on a person, would they be in jeopardy of contracting HIV, Hepatitis?

  3. Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot) – KidsHealth
    Ringworm isn’t a worm, but a fungal infection of the scalp or skin that got its name from the ring or series of rings …Myths & Facts About Ringworm – WebMD

    Some people who are infected do develop the scaly red ring that gives the condition its name — but not everyone. If you get ringworm infection, you will probably …Myths & Facts About Ringworm – WebMD

    Ringworm in Cats – Pets – WebMD

    Not uncommon in cats, this highly contagious disease can lead to patchy, circular areas … ringworm often spreads to other pets in the household-and to humans, too. … A cat can get ringworm directly through contact with an infected animal-or human

  4. Great explanation.
    Now, I can better understand how I could have ringworm on my butt cheek when I never sat on any cat.
    Wonder why the spores chose to travel there though.

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