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Have you ever heard of cat-scratch fever? It’s not only a song, but it’s also a disease caused by bacteria known as Bartonella henselae. The illness can be spread from infected cats to people in several different ways including a cat bite, scratch, or exposure to cat fleas. You can also contract cat-scratch disease if infected cat saliva touches an open wound, broken skin, or mucosal surfaces like the mouth, nose, and eyes. If you were around a cat lately and notice these signs, visit a doctor immediately for treatment.

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1. Bumps or Blisters

This is usually the first symptom of cat-scratch disease. The bumps, also known as papules, or blisters, or pustules, will develop at the site of injury. If a cat scratched you on the arm and you start getting raised spots in the same area then you might have cat-scratch disease. These bumps and blisters might be inflamed or filled with pus, but are generally small in size. They usually appear within 10 days of contact with the infectious bacteria.

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