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Humans develop TB after cat contact in 'world first'

Two people have developed tuberculosis (TB) after contact with a cat in the first ever recorded cases of cat-to-human transmission, officials have said.

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Mother: Having a cat with TB 'was terribly worrying'

Mother-of-two Clare Farley told ITV News she made the tough decision to have her cat put down when Jasper contracted tuberculosis as it was "terribly worrying".

Ms Farley told ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn, "The fact that the younger [children] are their immune system is not built up yet ... I could not have a cat in the house that could potentially give them a really nasty disease".

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