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cat scratch fever

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  • n. A relatively benign disease, characterized by swollen lymph nodes, caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae normally carried by the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis

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  • Oh, I see now that I had put this on the wrong list! It's not about sick-animals but sick people. Fortunately, I found feline foamy virus today.

    edit: Are the word-links out of order or am I doing something wrong all of a sudden? Hmm... Well, at least I'm not the only one, it seems.

    August 23, 2013

  • Cat scratch fever is a usually benign infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Bartonella. It is most commonly found in children 1-2 weeks following a cat scratch. It was first described in 1889 by Henri Parinaud.
    _Wikipedia

    The American rock guitarist Ted Nugent wrote a song called Cat Scratch Fever.

    January 27, 2008