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Can I continue to eat a cereal my cat ate out of?

This really isn't any different from asking if it is safe to share food with another person after watching them eat from the same bowl. If you have a weak immune system, as with anything else, it is ...
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Can a pet dog be a carrier of chickenpox?

From Chickenpox: Other animals Humans are the only known animal that the disease affects naturally. However, chickenpox has been caused in other primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas. ...
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What have been the most lethal zoonotic disease in recent years?

The new type of coronavirus has had a greater proliferation in a shorter amount of time than its predecessors SARS and MERS. However, the percentage of deaths remains much lower. Nearly 10 percent of ...
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Are there viruses which can spread from humans to animals, but cannot spread from animals to humans?

I don't think we can say ever but there are factors that may inhibit transfer of disease both ways. In order to understand how zoonotic infection we can look at a possible scenario for how SARS-CoV-2 ...
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