Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kelly | 2012/05/21

Q.

pet virusses

My kitten died of a gastro virus yesterday, which is contagious amongst cats. Could this be dangerous to human babies?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Some animal viruses may be dangerous or infectious to infants especially an organism called toxoplasmosis which is found in cat faeces. Cat parvovirus is not usually harmful to infants as far as is known.

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