What is the mass death of cats in Britain and is it dangerous for people?

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What is the mass death of cats in Britain and is it dangerous for people?

What is the mass death of cats in Britain and is it dangerous for people? In the UK, domestic cats began to die en masse from a rare disease.

There has been a massive death of domestic cats in the UK. For unclear reasons, at least 330 animals died, writes Sky News, citing the Royal Veterinary College.

What caused the cats to die?

The cats died due to a sharp drop in the number of all types of blood cells: red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. This condition is called pancytopenia. It can lead to serious damage and even death. Veterinarians across the country have rescued at least 528 cats with the disease.

At the same time, the mortality rate among animals admitted to clinics was 63.5%. British veterinarians believe that the real number of cat deaths may be higher.

What could have caused the disease?

Researchers believe the massive cat deaths may be related to Fold Hill Foods. The manufacturer has recalled some of the batches of this feed due to a potential link to disease. The Royal Veterinary College has asked the British to stop using this brand of food.

Is the disease dangerous for people?

No, a person cannot catch pancytopenia from an animal, the British Food Standards Agency said. The department stressed that there is no evidence that this outbreak poses any danger to human health.

Source: news.sky.com.

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