Bartonella Transmission From Cats To Humans
Cat lovers beware— a scratch or bite due to rough play with your favorite feline or getting friendly with a stray can result in more than a simple flesh wound. Cats can transmit several zoonotic diseases to humans, making us ill and sometimes requiring medical treatment. One of the most common conditions is commonly known as "cat scratch disease" and is transmitted by Bartonella bacteria. Zoonotic Transmission Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be transmitted from one animal species to another.