U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Cats
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-15-2016, 08:39 PM
 
15,030 posts, read 8,568,934 times
Reputation: 25016

Advertisements

Just don't do it.

Kissing Kittens Can Make You Sick With Cat-Scratch Fever : Shots - Health News : NPR

Quote:
Cat-scratch disease, as the name suggests, is spread by cats. It has long been considered a mild illness, but a study finds that people are getting more serious complications, which can be fatal.

And kissing kittens increases the risk of being infected.

"The scope and impact of the disease is a little bit larger than we thought," says Dr. Christina Nelson, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author on the study. It's the first large-scale evaluation of the illness in the United States in over 15 years.

While the total number of people infected with the disease has gone down, the number of people becoming seriously ill has increased. Symptoms typically involve fatigue, fever and swollen lymph nodes. But in a small number of cases, cat-scratch disease can cause the brain to swell or infect the heart. Infections like those can be fatal if they aren't properly treated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zArAedRdB58
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-16-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
7,626 posts, read 5,118,823 times
Reputation: 16380
I'm assuming that this article is directed mostly to people with compromised immune systems, or those that allow their cats to become infested with fleas. So I won't be commenting on it.

For the record, I kiss my cats all the time and have no intention of stopping.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2016, 05:08 PM
 
5,877 posts, read 11,767,372 times
Reputation: 7984
Oh hogwash. Cat Scratch Fever is caused by the bacteria bartonella, which is caused by FLEAS.

Keep your cats flea free and all will be well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2016, 07:44 AM
 
1,173 posts, read 731,927 times
Reputation: 2494
Quote:
Originally Posted by catdad7x View Post
For the record, I kiss my cats all the time and have no intention of stopping.
^This
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Cats
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top