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Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
But you still need to come in contact with a cat.
If a cat licks a break in your skin, then bartonella, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease, can be transmitted.

In brief: Yes
But you still need to come in contact with a cat.
If a cat licks a break in your skin, then bartonella, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease, can be transmitted.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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