fungal infectionSporothrix schenckiizoonotic diseases
Two pet cats and a veterinary technician in Kansas were diagnosed with a rare fungal infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii, raising concerns about zoonotic disease transmission.

A cluster of rare fungal infections involving two pet cats and a veterinary technician were reported in Kansas, caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. This case is notable due to the transmission from pets to humans, highlighting potential concerns about zoonotic disease spread. The CDC is also monitoring a related fungal infection, Sporothrix brasiliensis, in South America, indicating a broader context of concern regarding these infections.