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Can i get conjunctivitis from my cat?

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Zoonotic Infection

Numerous bacterial and chlamydial species can infect alternative hosts.
Most important for women of child-bearing age is toxoplasma gondii, a common protozoal infection of cats that can cause congential defects in a fetus (see torch syndrome). Pregnant women should never clean the cat box! congenital infections can cause primary vision loss or recur later in life leading to chorioretinal scarring.

In brief: Zoonotic Infection

Numerous bacterial and chlamydial species can infect alternative hosts.
Most important for women of child-bearing age is toxoplasma gondii, a common protozoal infection of cats that can cause congential defects in a fetus (see torch syndrome). Pregnant women should never clean the cat box! congenital infections can cause primary vision loss or recur later in life leading to chorioretinal scarring.
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

In general, animals and humans have unique germs.

In brief: No

In general, animals and humans have unique germs.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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