Cat scratch fever
By: Heather Lee
Cat Scarcth Fever
Cat scratch fever is a bacterial infection. The disease gets its name because people contract it from cats infected with Bartonella henselae bacteria, one of the most common bacteria in the world.
You can get cat scratch fever from a bite or scratch from an infected cat. You can also get the disease if saliva from an infected cat gets into an open wound on your body or touches the whites of your eyes.
Most Common Victims to Prey on
The most common victim to prey on are the humans. The cats will usually play around or just attack an owner.
Hideout of the Culprit (where is i tlikely to be found)
The Cat Scratch Fever is most likely to be found in a human body. It will start of around the face, arm. or leg, which are the most common areas a cat will scratch. Kittens will likely have the disease in their bloods and will carry it through their adulthood.
Most Common Injury Done to the Victim
A sore or a blister is done an the area of the scratch or bitten. It may take three to ten days for the blister or sore to appear after the attack. The sore or blister takes a long process to heal. Also an infection of the lymph nodes (also called lymph glands) also develops, most often in the glands that are near the place where you got the cat scratch or cat bite.
Is it Considered Armed or Dangerous? Rate the Degree of Damage Caused
It can be considered dangerous because of the infections and bacteria that gets into your body. Some infections are minor and just take some medicine and days to recover. While others are major and will need medical help.
Most effective weapons againsts the pathogean
The best treatment for this pathogen is taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin, ibuprofen and applying heat over the injury. Also antibiotics may be needed when infected lymph nodes stay painful and swollen for more than 2 to 3 months. Antibiotics may also help if you have a fever for a long time.
FUN FACTS OR CHARACTERISTICS
- Cat scratch disease is caused by the Bartonella henselae bacteria.
- You are more likely to get a CSD from a kitten then a adult grown up cat. CSD is also known as Cat Scratch Fever.
- CSD can affect the brain, eyes, heart, or other internal organs.
- Kittens mostly carry this disease because when they are little and don't have their shots fleas and other bacteria ride along with them.
- They are likely to happen is the fall or winter because kids usually like to play with their new kitten outside.