Cat-borne diseases and their impacts on human health

Mon, 19 Oct 2020

A new study has quantified the human health impacts and costs of cat-dependent diseases in Australia for the first time. Lead author Professor Sarah Legge from the Australian National University and the University of Queensland discusses toxoplasmosis, cat round worm and cat scratch disease and their impacts on Australia.

The research was undertaken by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program. It has been published in the peer reviewed scientific journal Wildlife Research (https://doi.org/10.1071/WR20089).

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