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Zoonotic Diseases: 5 Diseases Humans Can Catch From Cats

Although most cat diseases only affect other felines, there are some illnesses you can catch from your cat. These are called zoonotic diseases, and they can spread from animals to humans.

While the risk of catching some of these ailments from your cat is low, it’s still helpful to know which illnesses can pass from your cat to you and how to prevent the spread of these diseases.

While this is, by no means, a complete list of all the diseases and parasites that can pass from cats to humans, here are a few of the most common or most serious zoonotic diseases.

Are there any other diseases you know of that can transfer from cats to humans? How do you take precautions? Let us know in the comments below!


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