The hidden costs of cats in Australia: Cat-dependent diseases and human health

Date: 16, Oct, 2020
Author(s):   Sarah Legge, Pat Taggart, John Woinarski, Chris Dickman, John Read
Publisher: TSR Hub

There are several cat-dependent diseases in Australia that can be passed to humans, including toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis and cat scratch disease. The health impacts of these diseases range from very mild to very severe, and cost the Australian economy $6 billion a year in medical andother direct costs, and lost income.