Cats actually carry a few parasites, a few fleas plus some diseases and a few can change serious but not many. If felines were creating too much sickness they might not have invaded our lives as well as they have. But you may still find people out there who do not like cats. When I first visited China about 20 years ago there were very few cats living with people and very few wild felines. I was amazed because I've possessed cats all my life and I never thought people didn't like pet cats. But then in China folks said cats transported disease and that was it. I feel that may have something to do with that cat sick you get in your attention. Not serious only a moderate problem for a week In case you were pregnant you had to keep away from cats. I believe they were referring to toxoplasmosis, but if you get that when you are a kid it should not affect your child. They also said cats were filthy but I don't believe so. I believe pet cats are one of the cleanest dogs and cats you can have. I feel that came from the cats eliminating the rats and mice. Because rats are very dirty family pets then because the cats killed and ate them they will also be dirty. A grubby by connection kind of thing. Also there have been some big sewer rats operating round throughout the day. Once I found a rat and a feline face off each other and the pet cat wasn't much bigger than the rat. These were about a ft . apart staring one another out and the cat ran away. I'm not stunned the rat's pearly whites were bigger that the pet cats.
Cats and mankind have been residing in harmony for quite some time but that has not always been the truth. There have been times when cats have been practically destroyed in the name of God. And what happened the Black Death reigned supreme for considerably longer than it will. So we will get back to the beginnings of recorded record to enough time of the pharaohs of Egypt. Here felines were revered as Gods and many were mummified to previous for eternity. As the pet cats guarded the grain warehouses and wiped out the rats and mice that given on the grain. Therefore lowering famines, that were the curse of Egypt. It had been illegal to kill cats in those times, like cows in India today.