If this frame of mind towards cats dates back generations then one can understand why historians say the African american Death were only available in China. Where there are rats no cats then the rats dominate and that could have been a precursor for the disease to get close to people. Now as i go back to China there are still rats running around however, not so many in the cover estates. There are lots of down by the river. Also they have a very efficient rubbish tidy up system that will keep the places very clean. Where I stay the rubbish is collected everyday. That would also keep the rat human population down. And with so many discarded cats playing around the rats don't have much of a chance. I've never seen this but I believe the government accumulates a great deal of felines. There used to be colonies of stray cats living in some places however now I don't see them any longer.
Cats actually carry a few parasites, a few fleas plus some diseases and a few can change serious but not many. If pet cats were creating too much sickness they might not need invaded our lives as well as they have. But you may still find people out there who do not like cats. When I first went to China about twenty years ago there have been very few pet cats coping with people and incredibly few wild pet cats. I was surprised because I've acquired cats all my entire life and I never thought people didn't like cats. But then in China folks said cats taken disease and this was it. I think that may have something to do with that cat tired you get in your eyesight. Not serious simply a moderate problem for a week Of course, if you were pregnant you'd to stay away from cats. I think they were referring to toxoplasmosis, but if you get that when you are a kid it should not affect your baby. They also said felines were grubby but I don't think so. I believe felines are one of the cleanest dogs you could have. I feel that originated from the cats eliminating the rats and mice. Because rats are incredibly dirty animals then because the felines killed and ate them they will also be dirty. A dusty by connection type of thing. Also there were some big sewer rats running round during the day. Once I observed a rat and a kitty face off the other person and the kitty wasn't much bigger than the rat. These were about a feet apart staring one another out and the cat ran away. I'm not shocked the rat's pearly whites were bigger that the felines.