Being bitten by your CAT is much more dangerous than you think: A feline's fangs inject bacteria deep under the skin and can even cause sepsis
Saturday night in A&E. As another stabbing victim hurtled past on a trolley, I began to feel rather a fraud seeking help for a mere swollen hand.
It was only a tiny cat bite after all.
'I expect you think I'm making a fuss about nothing,' I said to the doctor.
But my apologetic manner soon turned to alarm as my swollen hand was taken very seriously indeed with blood tests, examination by a junior doctor, then a senior colleague, who told me: 'I'm sorry, but you won't be going home tonight.'
Four in five animal bites are minor and seldom require medical attention.
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