Cuddling cats could be deadly
0 Have your say Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.
They carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws which can be passed on to humans - with young children most at risk.
The disease, called cat scratch disease (CSD), is caught by kissing the cute pets or touching their fur and then touching your face.
A survey found contact with an infected cat can cause fever, pustules and in extreme cases, the complications from the illness can be fatal. The bug causes no harm to animals.
Researchers from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Colorado, carried out a... read more
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