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Published:September 17th, 2016 10:16 EST
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Kissing Kittens Can be Fatal

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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.
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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."

NPR

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.

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