WANTED- Bartonella Henslae

Cat Scratch Disease, Bacterium


The different types of infections of the bartonella disease are cat scratch disease, trench fever, and carrion disease. The bartonella disease will attack you muscular system, vascular system, and cardiovascular system. This is transmitted by a cat scratching or biting you that has fleas.


Symptoms will not appear until 7 to 14 days after you get scratched. First signs of the infections are fever, headache, rash, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue. Medical treatment is usually not needed but in some cases it gets bad enough to seek medical help. Some antibiotics the doctor will give you is azithromycin, rifampin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, and more if it is serious enough.


The victim of this disease would be anyone that has cats at their house. This could also affect any veterinarian, cat groomer, or even the animal control if they get scratched by a cat.


This infection can be found in cats, normally kittens. There are no symptoms on the kitten so you won't know they have it until they scratch you and you get infected.


The best way to prevent yourself from getting this disease is by not playing rough with your cat so you don’t have any chances of getting scratched or bitten. If you do get bitten or scratched you should wash the wound immediately to reduce the risk of getting infected. You could also treat your cats for fleas by getting a flea collar.
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