>>My girlfriend has an American Longhair (S***) who is a pretty cool
>>little guy. (Neutered male actually.) Anyway, she's worried that he
>>can catch her human diseases like a cold or flu. I don't think this is
>>possible but if any of you could shed some light on this it would be
>>appreciated. I looked through some of the FAQs listed and couldn't
>>Thanks in advance to those who reply.
> Yes, they can, but whenever I've been sick I wasn't in the mood to be
> concerned about it. I don't think it's that common, but it is a
I posted a while ago about this - I didn't think it was possible, but I was
told that those viruses mutate rapidly and might mutate into a form that
can be transmitted between cats/humans.
All I can say is that my cats never seem to get the flu (of course, they
were vaccinated long ago against the various `kitty flu' ailments), I do
get colds/flu, and never seem to transmit them to the cats. Or catch them
frm the cats, who are almost never ill.