Cat Scratch Disease: What It Is And 11 Tips To Avoid Getting Infected
February 1, 2018
As many cat owners can confirm, life with a cat is full of joys. If you have a cat, you can enjoy the benefits of reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower stress. A furry companion comforts you when you're feeling down. But sometimes, contact with cats can pose risks to your health, such as contracting parasitic or bacterial infections. One of them is cat scratch disease (CSD), also known as cat scratch fever. It is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae and results from getting bitten or scratched by an infected cat.