What is feline disease

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM


It is a parasitic infection that occurs as a result of infection with a type of parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii, as a result of human contact with cats and cleaning their droppings, or eating uncooked meat, especially venison, lamb, or pork, and it can be transmitted through Contaminated water, and cat disease may be fatal, or it may cause serious birth defects for the fetus if the pregnant woman is infected in it, and those who contract this disease suffer from weak immunity . [1]

Causes of feline disease

There are a few ways to acquire the parasite that causes feline disease, including: [2]

  • Drink cold milk from goats.
  • Organ transplantation or blood transfusion.
  • Use utensils or cutting boards that have not been cleaned properly after coming into contact with raw meat.
  • Putting hands on the mouth after contact with raw or undercooked meat, contact with cat feces, or after cleaning up litter.

Symptoms of feline disease

There are many signs that appear when infected with feline disease, including: [3]
  • Headache.
  • body aches.
  • fever.
  • Feeling more tired than usual.

More serious symptoms:

There are more serious symptoms if a weak immune system does not function properly, as it causes other health problems, including: [3]

  • confusion.
  • Inability to distinguish and control.
  • Seizures.
  • difficulty breathing.
  • Blurred vision.

Diagnosis of feline disease

Feline disease is diagnosed by performing a blood test to check the antibodies to this parasite, as antibodies are a type of protein produced by the immune system, as they work to detect foreign substances by the tentacles on their surface, such as: viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi So, the doctor conducts more examinations and tests to help discover the infection, and if the woman is pregnant and has feline disease, then the doctor tests the fetus’s blood and fluid surrounding it using ultrasound, to determine whether the fetus is infected, and if the fetus is diagnosed with feline disease, Depending on the child's gestational age, the doctor must either terminate the pregnancy or prescribe antibiotics that help reduce symptoms of infection. [1]


  1. ^ A b Gretchen Holms And Erica Roth (17-7-2012), "Toxoplasmosis" , Www.healthline.com , Retrieved 19-2-2018. Edited.
  2. John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP, "Toxoplasmosis (Toxo)" , www.medicinenet.com , Retrieved 19-2-2018. Edited.
  3. ^ A b "What Is Toxoplasmosis?" , /www.webmd.com , Retrieved 19-2-2018. Edited.