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Kitten cuddling can kill
« on: Thursday, 14 September, 2017 @ 16:39:09 »
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Cat-scratch disease: Cuddling a kitten could kill you, study finds

Cuddling a kitten could give pet owners a life-threatening infection, a study has found.

Known as 'cat-scratch disease', the illness can cause an intense fever, pustules and - if complications develop - can even result in death.

Caused by bacteria transmitted from cat to cat by fleas, humans risk contracting the disease by kissing or nuzzling cats, or by being scratched or bitten.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/cat-scratch-disease-cuddling-a-kitten-could-kill-you-study-finds-a7318416.html