Zoonotic Diseases You Can Catch from Your Cats
Zoonotic diseases in cats are usually spread from cats to people through direct physical contact or through their faeces. From cat scratches to faecal oral, Dr Chong from Pets Avenue explains how your cat may transmit potentially serious zoonotic diseases
Toxoplasmosis is caused by the protozoal parasite toxoplasma gondii. While only infected cats shed the eggs or oocysts that cause this infection, they are not immediately infectious to other animals; it takes at least one to five days to get sporulated to be infectious. Cats get this infection from ingesting infected prey, such as rats, or by accidentally swallowing the parasite from contaminated soil or faeces.