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Can i get ringworm from my cat even if i don't touch him?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Ringworm

The spores of dermatophyte fungi are extremely hardy in the environment and can live for years.
All that is necessary is for the skin contact with a spore to cause infection. Infected animals are continuously dropping spore covered hairs. Some animals are carriers, who never show signs of skin irritation themselves but can infect others readily.

In brief: Ringworm

The spores of dermatophyte fungi are extremely hardy in the environment and can live for years.
All that is necessary is for the skin contact with a spore to cause infection. Infected animals are continuously dropping spore covered hairs. Some animals are carriers, who never show signs of skin irritation themselves but can infect others readily.
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