What is cat scratch disease? Is it caused by scratching caused by a cat?
Hello, I am 28 years old female my girlfriend was feeling exhausted and had a headache for the last two days. She also had a fever so she consulted a doctor they said it is cat scratch disease but she doesn’t own a cat. I had never heard about such a disease before. Is it caused by a cat’s scratch? Can anyone tell me What is cat scratch disease? Is it caused by scratching caused by a cat?
@kelton Hello, yes Cat-scratch disease is an infection you can get after a cat scratches, bites, or licks you. It is caused by bacteria in cat saliva. Cats likely get the bacteria from fleas. One can You can get the cat-scratch disease from a cat biting, scratching, or licking you. You can also get the bacteria in your eyes if you rub them after petting a cat that has the bacteria on its fur. Many people who get cat-scratch disease do not remember being scratched or bitten by a cat that might have been the case.