Fungal Infections

Cute cats transferred nasty spores foot fungus lurks in Germany on every corner. But the most dangerous fungal infections transmitted in the holiday by cats. The news portal news.de explains how travellers can protect against it. Every year approximately 10,000 Germans with fungal skin infections from the holiday return. However, in this respect, there is a high number of unreported cases, because the infections are not reportable.

The most difficult-to-treat spores transmitted by cats. Initial itching and subsequent hair loss are symptoms. The corresponding treatment lasts several months. For the prevention experts therefore advise, to caress any wild cats in hot countries. As Microsporum Canis, first discovered in dogs, lives in countries such as Spain, Greece and Italy in 95 percent of all cases in the fur of stray cats. Children in particular are at risk, because they like to stroke the dogs and it infected.

First consequences are circular reddening in the size of a euro coin, the located within form on the skin for a maximum of ten days. Untreated hiking the spores over the body to the head and lead to hair loss. The precautionary measures are relatively simple. Who is dear to his health, which should thoroughly wash their hands after any contact with animals. Even the purchase of an Antipilzcreme for the travel pharmacy is recommended. Such products are available already for about 10 euros and are sufficient for the duration of the holiday. However vacationers should equip already is in Germany with the means, because usually does not exist in the countries. After the holidays, itchy places should be examined immediately on all cases by a dermatologist.

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