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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed cat scratch disease. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Infection
Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection due to bartonella henselae.
It is not likely to be transmitted from child to child at school, particularly if your child is being treated. This disease is a zoonosis (transmitted from animals, usually cats, to humans, and not from human to human.

In brief: Infection
Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection due to bartonella henselae.
It is not likely to be transmitted from child to child at school, particularly if your child is being treated. This disease is a zoonosis (transmitted from animals, usually cats, to humans, and not from human to human.
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