Tuberculosis infection spread from cats to humans
The Ministry of Health in the UK discovered the first case of transmission of TB infection from cats to humans. These are the first such case reported. Cat owners should be extremely careful.
UK Department of Health reported alarming news, they discovered two cases of TB transmission from cat to human. As they say, the TB bacteria was found in nine cats in the areas of Berkshire and Hampshire last year. Reportedly, 39 people have been in contact with animals. Those who have been in contact with animals, received a medical examination. 24 people responded to the offer and two of them were diagnosed with tuberculosis. They immediately began treatment. The infection has also been recognized with two other people, but the disease has not yet been developed, they say.
The analysis of the samples of tuberculosis in humans and infected cats were found to be no different. This shows that the disease actually transmitted from infected cats. As the British Ministry of Health reported that bacteria can be transferred to infect humans through inhalation of contaminated air or touching unprotected animals damaged skin areas.
Tuberculosis is a contagious lung disease that mainly affects the lungs and is often carried out in many chronic complications, which can also lead to death. TB germs can also affect other organs and organ systems. It is one of the three most deadly infectious diseases worldwide (AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria).
These are the first documented cases of TB transmission from cat to man and we believe that the probability of such an infection is very low, "said Dilys Morgan, one of the most important scientists of the British Institute of public health. "Tuberculosis is a serious disease, but also with the right treatment curable when treated with long-term use of antibiotics." Treatment takes between six months and one year. After a few weeks of treatment, the person is no longer contagious, but it is important continue to the recommended treatment.
TB is a curable disease, but is far from gone. Nine million people are diagnosed worldwide each year from TB, while three million people die. The difficulty of the fight against tuberculosis is primarily a type of drug-resistant tuberculosis has reported recently. Tuberculosis remains a major problem due to lack of medical care, poor living conditions and poverty in the world.
Risk factors that contribute to facilitate the transfer and susceptibility to TB infection are: Decreased ability of physical defense in general, or by the HIV infection, diabetes, and other serious treatment of lung diseases with certain medications. The ratio of the incidence of tuberculosis has declined over the decades, thanks to better living conditions and hygiene, vaccination against tuberculosis, blockbuster drugs, improved control of milk etc.
Disease prevention is possible with early diagnosis and immediate treatment. Clean and hygienic living environment, adequate nutrition, rest and consolidation of physical forms are the best ways to fight against the infection of tuberculosis TB.