Public Health England has said the risk of cat owners contracting tuberculosis is "very low" after two people developed the disease after coming into contact with a cat.
Professor Dilys Morgan told ITV News, "Something strange has happened in this instance".
"We don't know exactly what's happened but I don't think that we can read too much into it, that it is an increasing trend," she added.
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