"Cat-scratch disease, as the name suggests, is spread by cats. It has long been considered a mild illness, but a study finds that people are getting more serious complications, which can be fatal.
And kissing kittens increases the risk of being infected.
`The scope and impact of the disease is a little bit larger than we thought,` says Dr. Christina Nelson, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author on the study."
Cats and kittens are absolutely adorable and irresistible, not a day goes by that I don`t kiss Tico my 25-pound ball of fur.
I would risk getting STD`s if Lindsay Lohan hit on me, and I am not going to stop kissing my kitties, even if it means it puts me at risk of contracting cat-scratch disease.
Cat-scratch disease is caused by bacteria, and passed between cats by fleas. Put a flea collar on your cat and kiss it to death.