Cat Scratch Fever Symptoms
Cat scratch disease, also called cat scratch fever is an infection caused by bacteria that is carried in cat saliva. Cat scratch disease usually occurs when an effected cat scratches or bites a person, usually a child. Cats can get the bacteria on his claws after licking himself. This bacterium is also known as Bartonella hensel.
There is little cause for alarm though because the likelihood of contracting the disease and it being very serious is slim. An estimated 2.5 cases per 100,000 people in the U.S. per year contract it. Those with poor immune systems are at the greatest risk for complications.
Cat scratch disease is also known as cat scratch fever. This disease strikes people who are infected by the Bartonella henselae bacteria. In almost all cases, cat scratch disease occurs when the person was scratched or bitten by his cat. The