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Two people catch TB from domestic cats

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

Two people have caught tuberculosis after contact with infected cats, public health experts have warned.

It is the first time that TB has been transmitted from cats to humans.

http://news.sky.com/...m-domestic-cats

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

While interesting, it does seem to be a very rare occurrence. From the article; "M. bovis is usually transmitted to humans by infected milk, although it can also spread via aerosol droplets."  Yes, fortunately the clue is in the name, bovis.

Between this story and the recent one about cat poop parasites causing schizophrenia, I'd say there's a conspiracy to demonize cats. jk.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:02 PM

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Cat owners express anger that TB outbreak was not not reported when it was first discovered last year

http://www.telegraph...months-ago.html

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

View Postredhen, on 29 March 2014 - 12:34 PM, said:

While interesting, it does seem to be a very rare occurrence. From the article; "M. bovis is usually transmitted to humans by infected milk, although it can also spread via aerosol droplets."  Yes, fortunately the clue is in the name, bovis.

Between this story and the recent one about cat poop parasites causing schizophrenia, I'd say there's a conspiracy to demonize cats. jk.
It also says - or through contamination of unprotected cuts.

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It is thought that the pair who caught the disease from a cat did so when cleaning a wound on the pet, which they had taken in only five weeks before.

http://www.dailymail...ung-damage.html

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