Transmission Of Worms From Cats To Humans?
Night. I have a cat, so for one year my cat has never been sick or has problems with his health. One day ago after my cat drank he was like choking and vomiting on the floor, after I noticed in his vomit there was a worm. I noticed that worms are like tapeworms. Now I doubt how to sterilize the floor, fearing that there are invisible worm eggs and small worms. R nThen do I have to take a special worm medicine to prevent infection. Thank you
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Just like humans, pets like cats can also get worm infections in their digestive tracts. Therefore, in fact you should take your cat to the vet on a regular basis to do a health check on the cat. Domestic cats also need regular vaccinations and deworming.
Most worm infections can be transmitted from the feces of infected animals (although it is not impossible to spread from saliva / saliva or cat vomit). Some things you need to consider so that you and your family are not infected with cats include:
Make sure you use gloves when cleaning cat litter
Wash your hands with soap after cleaning the cat
Don't let the cat lick your face or mouth, and don't kiss the cat in its mouth
If possible, do not allow stray cats to enter and defecate in your home environment.
If possible, do not let your cat leave the house and come into contact with other stray cats.
Consumption of worming regularly every 6 months is recommended to be done in children from the age of 1 year to 12-14 years. In adults there are no specific recommendations for routine consumption of worm medication. But if you suspect you have a worm infection in the digestive tract, you can check yourself to the doctor and do a stool test to look for worms / egg worms in your stool.
To clean your floor, you don't actually need special sterilization, but you can clean the floor by using chlorine / diluted bleach to clean the cat's vomit floor.
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