Plague in Domestic Cats — Idaho, 2016 – MMWR

Cat-associated human plague cases, including fatalities, have been reported in the western United States since 1977 (3). Compared with dogs, cats are highly susceptible to plague illness and can transmit disease to humans directly through exposure to respiratory droplets and infectious body fluids associated with bites or scratches (1).

Source: Notes from the Field: Plague in Domestic Cats — Idaho, 2016 | MMWR

For all my cat loving readers.

Cat Allergy Depends on When You Get the Cat

With apologies to all cat lovers out there

Acquiring a cat as an adult can lead to allergies to cat dander; the risk is lower if one had a cat as a child but higher if allergies were already present.

via Medical News: Cat Allergy Depends on When You Get the Cat – in Allergy & Immunology, Allergy from MedPage Today.

Bottom Line:

If you have allergies, asthma, or never had a cat as a child, don’t get a cat.