Cats actually carry a few parasites, a few fleas and some diseases and a few can change serious but not many. If felines were triggering too much sickness they would not have invaded our lives as well as they have got. But you may still find people out there who do not like cats. When I first went to China about twenty years ago there were very few pet cats living with people and very few wild felines. I was surprised because I've experienced cats all my entire life and I never thought people didn't like felines. But then in China individuals said cats carried disease and that was it. I feel that may have something to do with that cat sick and tired you enter your vision. Not serious simply a small problem for weekly And when 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 baby. In addition they said felines were filthy but I don't think so. I believe felines are one of the cleanest dogs you could have. I feel that came from the cats getting rid of the rats and mice. Because rats are incredibly dirty pets or animals then because the cats wiped out and ate them they'll also be soiled. A filthy by connection type of thing. Also there have been some big sewer rats running round during 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 foot apart staring each other out and the cat ran away. I'm not surprised the rat's tooth were bigger that the cats.
I believe one of the reason why there were few cats around is because they used to consume them. And once in a while the restaurant kitty catches would pick up an cat they could find and take them back again to the restaurant. I remember seeing pet cats in glass displays out leading of the restaurants. But somewhere between then and now they restricted eating cats. So cats are now not on the menu and now there are pet cats everywhere. Most of them began in someone's house and acquired thrown away, as a general rule are extremely friendly. Also they may have this thing about stomach worms. And in those days China had not been as modern as now so stomach worms is a problem. Fleas aren't really a problem because they have tile floor surfaces and wooden furniture.