‘Unique’ for TB to spread from cat to human

Make contact with with pet cats has resulted in two individuals in England creating tuberculosis (TB) in the initial ever recorded cases of cat-to-human transmission.

Carl Gorman, Clinical Director of Falkland Veterinary Clinic in Newbury, Berkshire mentioned: “tuberculosis in cats is unusual in itself but not unheard of [...] but in humans it’s special”.

He recommended people who have a cat that has a poorly healing sore or abscess to go to their neighborhood vet.

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