Cats actually bring a few parasites, a few fleas and some diseases and some can change serious however, not many. If felines were creating too much sickness they might not need invaded our lives as well as they may have. But there are still people out there who do not like pet cats. When I first went to China about 20 years ago there were very few felines coping with people and very few wild cats. I was amazed because I've had cats all my entire life and I never thought people didn't like cats. But then in China folks said cats transported disease and this was it. I feel that may have something regarding that cat sick and tired you enter your eye. Not serious just a minor problem for a week And when you were pregnant you had to keep away from cats. I think they were referring to toxoplasmosis, but if you get that whenever you are a youngster it should not affect your child. In addition they said felines were grubby but I don't believe so. I think felines are one of the cleanest dogs you can have. I feel that came from the cats eradicating the rats and mice. Because rats are very dirty family pets then because the cats wiped out and ate them they'll also be grubby. A filthy by connection kind of thing. Also there were some big sewer rats operating round throughout the day. Once I noticed a rat and a feline face off the other person and the cat wasn't much bigger than the rat. These were about a ft . apart staring each other out and the cat ran away. I'm not shocked the rat's pearly whites were bigger that the felines.
Then the nine lives of the humble cat who only wanted to help mankind by getting rid of rodents that taken disease took a serious move for the even worse during the dark ages. Where witch hunts and burning at the stake were the norm. A person who didn't like pet cats somehow connected them to witches and they were burnt at the stake with there owners. How they made that connection I'll never know. It began with Pope Gregory IX in the 1232 who regarded the common house cat as diabolical. Then to make things even worse in1484 along came up the greatest cat killer of all time, Pope Innocent VIII, who decreed something such as all cats came from hell and really should went back to the fires of hell by hearth. Felines were mercilessly prosecuted and were burnt so they might go back to the fires of hell. It is amazing any survived because if you were captured with a kitten you were burnt collectively. I still go to cathedral and sometimes I simply wonder why. And of course the Black Loss of life was in the background surviving and thriving because there were no cats to destroy the rats that carried the fleas that brought on the disease. Then along arrived the cat's savior Ruler Louis XIII of France, who in the 1630s repealed the law and cats once again began to live. However they were still hated and wiped out for many ages after that. I don't know if the Black Loss of life subsided but pet cats once again covered mankind contrary to the diseases transported by rodents. And the famines due to mice plagues.