Posted by: Curious | 2009-05-15


Please tell me more about this and also is there any tests to be done to show if a cat is/was infected?

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Dear Curious

Yes there are some test and for the rest go and look on the internet. This is not a site for lazy people who tipe in a few words and expect an essay.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-06-01

Cybervet you so rude &  obnoxious.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009-05-15

Yes, blood tests can be done.

If you' re worried about the infection transmitting to humans: most people have immunity, and if not, the symptoms aren' t usually severe at all. However, in the case of someone who is pregnant and does not have the antibodies, catching the infection can have very grave effects on the unborn child. For this reason, it' s treated as very serious during pregnancy, and all pregnant women who handle cats should have a blood test done for antibodies, and be very careful, especially when dealing with cat litter. Remember too, for keen gardeners, that other cats may use your garden as a toilet - wear gloves and practice good hygiene, if you' re in the risk category.

The infection can be caught from unwashed vegetables, and also from meat - cats aren' t the only possible source of infection. This is why many people have without knowing it already been exposed, and are therefore not at risk.

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