Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Cuddling kittens can kill you, warn scientists
Doctors from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US conducted a large-scale survey of the cat-borne bacterial disease cat scratch fever.
Dr. Christina Nelson of the CDC said: "The scope and impact of the disease is a little bit larger than we thought,
"Cat-scratch is preventable. If we can identify the populations at risk and the patterns of disease, we can focus the prevention efforts."
Kittens and strays are more likely to carry the disease. The disease is spread when you are scratched by an infected cat, or when you don't wash your hands and touch your mouth after stroking an infected cat.