Health Tip: Symptoms of Cat Scratch Disease

A bacterial infection transmitted when cats scratch or bite

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(HealthDay News) -- Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by bacteria on cats' claws or teeth that enters a person's body when a cat scratches or bites.

Here's a list of symptoms, courtesy of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin:

  • Bites or scratches that don't heal or continue to worsen.
  • Rash on the skin.
  • Swollen or painful glands, especially under the armpits.
  • Symptoms similar to the flu, including fatigue, fever, body aches, headache, and loss of appetite.


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