Can Conjunctivitis Kill A Cat
While many different kinds of infectious organisms can cause conjunctivitis, there are only three that are common culprits: feline Herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1), feline Chlamydia (Chlamydophila felis), and feline Mycoplasma (multiple species). A. Chlamydial conjunctivitis can be, but is very rarely, transmitted from cats to people. The chlamydophila organism that causes conjunctivitis in cats is highly adapted to felines, so the risk of transmission to humans is very low. Even though contracting conjunctivitis from a cat with the condition is very rare, because it is possible, taking some precautions makes sense.