According to a new study by the CDC, cat scratch fever is more prominent than they realized . . . and it’s more dangerous than they thought. And you’re most likely to get it from kittens or strays.
If you catch cat scratch fever, you’ll get a fever and an itchy rash . . . so yeah, “cat scratch fever” is a pretty literal name.
In some extreme cases, there could be complications that can lead to death.
The good news is, you’re still probably NOT going to get it. And if you DO get it, you probably won’t die.
But just to be safe, the CDC says if you spend time playing with cats, make sure to wash your hands afterwards . . . and no matter what, don’t KISS your cats.