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Man left unable to get erection after cat scratch
Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat-scratch penetrating globe injury with inadvertent fistula and hypotony - Peiris TJ, Khouri AS.
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Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Disease
Cat scratch disease is an infection transmitted by cat scratches and bites. The lesion is usually small and less than 1 cm in length. It is normally a benign, self-limiting illness lasting for about 6-12 weeks. It is caused by an exposure to bartonella henselae bacteria. Scratches or bites from an infected cat can cause symptoms in people including swollen and draining lymph nodes, fever, fatigue and headache. Swollen, tender, or hard lymph nodes could be confused with a soft tissue tumor. Regional Lymphadenopathy (main clinical feature) These areas of lymph node concentration include cervical nodes, axillary node...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat-scratch disease: Why cuddling a kitten could actually kill you
(NaturalNews) Pets can enhance people's lives in a number of very positive ways, such as by providing companionship, reducing stress and even improving their overall health. However, for a few unlucky people, cuddling their precious cat could lead to a life-threatening infection.While... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat-Scratch Fever Is Making Thousands Of People Sick, CDC Finds
ATLANTA (CBS) – Americans love their feline friends, but there is a danger that some cat owners may not know about. A new study from the Centers For Disease Control highlights the risks of “cat-scratch disease,” also known as cat-scratch fever. According to the CDC, there are 12,500 Americans diagnosed with the disease every year, and 500 of those cases are serious enough to require hospitalization. Cat-scratch fever is caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae, which is spread by fleas. It can be transmitted to humans through scratches and possibly bites, researchers says. (Photo by Christopher Fur...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cats Source Type: news

Kitten lovers beware: CDC warns of cat-scratch disease risk
Though extremely rare, experts say the condition can make humans sick and may even turn fatal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calm Down, Cuddling With A Kitten Probably Won't Kill You
If there’s one thing the internet loves more than cat videos, it’s scaremongering headlines about how your cat could kill you. This phenomenon was out in full force this week, with headlines like “Cuddling your cute, fuzzy kitten could spell certain doom,” and “Cuddling a kitten could kill you, study finds.” These unnerving warnings referred to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report about the U.S. prevalence of cat-scratch disease, a bacterial infection that people can contract from cats. But the idea that simply petting your cat carries a major risk of death is a far cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calm Down, Cuddling With A Kitten Probably Won't Kill You
If there’s one thing the internet loves more than cat videos, it’s scaremongering headlines about how your cat could kill you. This phenomenon was out in full force this week, with headlines like “Cuddling your cute, fuzzy kitten could spell certain doom,” and “Cuddling a kitten could kill you, study finds.” These unnerving warnings referred to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report about the U.S. prevalence of cat-scratch disease, a bacterial infection that people can contract from cats. But the idea that simply petting your cat carries a major risk of death is a far cr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cat scratch can sometimes lead to serious illness: CDC
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News If Fluffy the cat scratches you, it's possible you could get a bacterial infection called cat-scratch disease that might land you in the hospital. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cat Scratch Disease, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 -- If Fluffy the cat gets out of sorts and scratches you, it's possible you could get a bacterial infection called cat-scratch disease that might even land you in the hospital. An estimated 12,000 Americans are infected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cuddling a kitten almost certainly won't kill you
Conclusion The media headlines may sound ridiculous, but taking basic hygiene precautions when handling any animals, no matter how cute they are, is sensible advice. Although CSD is unusual and does not often cause serious illness, it can be a threat to people with a compromised immune system – for example, those with HIV or taking immunosuppressant drugs. Scratches and bites from any animal can get infected by bacteria carried by the animal. Even if it's not the bacteria that causes CSD, infected wounds can be painful and cause illness. It makes sense to teach children in particular how to interact safe...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

CDC warns adorable kittens carry deadly bacteria that causes heart infection
A report published on Monday revealed 12,000 Americans a year succumb to 'cat-scratch disease', as it is officially known. It causes fever, fatigue, pustules, and brain swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kitten Conundrum: Cat-Scratch Disease Is Making People Sicker
Doctors have long thought that cat-scratch disease is no big deal, but an analysis finds that more people are getting sicker from it. Small children are especially at risk, as are people in the South. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Ross Source Type: news

Don't Kiss That Kitty: Cat-Scratch Fever Is Making People Sicker
Doctors have long thought that cat-scratch fever is no big deal, but an analysis finds that more people are getting sicker from it. Small children are especially at risk, as are people in the South. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Ross Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know
Learn all about cat scratch fever, an infection that can occur when someone is bitten, licked, or scratched by a cat infected by B. henselae bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Can Pets Help You Live Longer and Happier?
By John Swartzberg How dogs and cats may help your heart. Back when she was younger and friskier, I used to bring my golden retriever with me to the UC Berkeley campus for some of my lectures. She'd plop her furry frame down next to me while I was speaking and flash her classic "golden smile" at the hall full of students. There's nothing scientific to this, of course, but I'm quite certain that everyone in my class was much more happy when she was around than when I came to class without her. (Sometimes I think they would have preferred that she ran the class!) Pets make people happy. It's hard to argue with thi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman goes blind in one eye after getting licked by cat
Common bacteria in cats leads to a rare complication of cat scratch fever (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Scary Symptoms That Are Usually Harmless
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone After 50, aches, pains and the occasional muscle twinge become a fact of life. But some symptoms that may seem frightening or serious turn out to be far less than they appear. While you should always see a doctor if you experience something out of the ordinary, these signs generally are more smoke than fire: A Bloody Nose Nosebleeds can be particularly frightening due to the suddenness in which they occur and the sometimes large amount of blood involved. “People worry that it’s internal bleeding, but almost every time it’s not,” says Dr. Carlo Reyes...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Sleeping In Bed With Pets Make You Sick?
In a February Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paper, researchers Bruno Chomel and Ben Sun detail a host of maladies — plague, parasites, other bad bacteria and, yes, cat scratch fever — that humans have contracted from sleeping next to or being licked by pets. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 14, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cat Scratch: What Is Cat Scratch Disease?
Title: Cat Scratch: What Is Cat Scratch Disease?Category: Doctor's ViewsCreated: 4/13/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/1/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 1, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Baton Rouge Veterinarian Seeks to Inform Public About Cat Scratch Fever
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cat scratch leaves mother fighting for her life with a blood infection
Lesley Pleasant, 57, from Shepton Mallet in Somerset was almost stuck in hospital for her daughter's wedding. Doctors advise paying attention to scratches, no matter how small. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Disease
Title: Cat Scratch DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/9/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - April 1, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news