posted on May, 24 2006 @ 07:38 PM
Keeping cats controls the rodent population.
Its is unlikely the disease could be passed to cats. Its interesting that rodents and humans tend to have alot in common, hence, why humans and
rodents share alot of diseases. However, diseases that affect rodents dont affect cats. Take the black plague for example. Rats carried the disease,
which was transfered to humans. yet cats seemed to be unaffected by it and helped control the rodent population when the idiots who ran the church at
the time stopped killing them.
Cats have their own diseases. Those diseases are generally limited to cats, except rabies, which can affect any spiecies. Cat scratch fever and
toxioplasmosis are the only two diseases I know of that cats carry and are unaffected by, but can transmit to humans. But the benefits of cats far
outweigh the risks, especially when dealing with disease carrying rodents.
But what can I say. I am an unabashed and proud cat lover and worshiper, and always shall sing the praises of the benefits and pleasures of our often
demoniozed and misunderstood purring, pawing, meowing little friends.