Danger From Exposure To Cat Fluids Or Mucus?

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I am worried about whether Kucin is really an intermediary for bubonic plague? r n r nIs it possible to get mucus or fluids from the cat to cause bubonic plague? r nThe cat I encountered might be sick and the mucus accidentally hit my feet. But immediately I washed my feet. R nPlease explain. R nThank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Evanmatteo, Thank you for the question.

Plague or pestilence is an infection caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, which is found in rodents such as mice, squirrels or squirrels. These bacteria are transmitted to humans through the bites of insects (fleas) which have previously bitten other infected animals. These fleas are infected by sucking the blood of rodents and if they bite humans it can cause infection. Contact with infected animal blood in wounds on the human body can also cause transmission. Human-to-human transmission can also occur if the sufferer develops pulmonary plague; transmission occurs through coughing splashes. There are several types of bubonic plague, namely bubonic plague in the lymphatic system, bubonic plague in the bloodstream and pulmonary bubonic plague.

According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), cats can also be infected with these bacteria and can cause infection in humans through scratches, bites, or contact with saliva or other cat body fluids on wounds on the human body. If there are no wounds on your body then the risk of infection is small. You can consult a doctor if you are worried about this disease. The doctor will conduct an interview regarding this complaint and examine you before determining further tests.

Hope this information is helpful.

Dr. Aloisia

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