There has been much coverage of the increasing danger of cats spreading tuberculosis across the country and infecting people. Jessica Livings is the most recent individual to contract TB from her kitten Onyx. Jessica was one of the first four recorded cats-to-human transmission of bovine TB. It is likely that he may have been infected at a veterinary clinic in Newbury UK who had put down seven cats infected with bite wounds from badgers who are notorious spreaders of TB. All cats suspected of TB will have to be put down!
Photo Fergus Walsh: Story various March 2014