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Contagious From Cats To People - What Is Ringworm?

By: Dr. Jon

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Today I'd like to talk about one of the most common diseases that can be spread from pets to people - Ringworm. Do you know much about it?

Ringworm is a fungus that lives on the skin. It is more common in cats than dogs and it may feel itchy. Common signs are hair loss, scaling and crusting.

Interestingly, a worm is not the cause of this disease. It is spread from person to person, from animal to person, or indirectly from contaminated objects or soil. The associated spores can live for years in the right conditions. Ringworm infects three sites: scalp, body and nails.


Learn more about Ringworm. Go to: Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) in Cats

Always wash your hands after handling your cat.

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