A resident of Missouri, parting with a terminally ill cat, decided to stroke her goodbye. But then he still did not know what this would turn out for him.
A few days after the death of the animal, the lymph nodes were inflamed on the neck of a 68-year-old man, plus everything had a fever. But he was in no hurry to see a doctor. Only two months later, the man still visited the doctor.
A blood test revealed an elderly person a rare disease - tularemia. This is an infectious disease, the main signs of which are intoxication, fever and damage to the lymph nodes. Its causative agent is the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The disease is equated with a particularly dangerous type of infectious disease, such as anthrax or plague.
According to the man himself, his cat died of leukemia, but no tests were taken by the veterinarian.
After a month of a course of antibiotics, the American fully recovered.