Even if you’re not a cat person, you probably wouldn’t mind snuggling with a few kittens right now. AREN’T THEY SO CUTE??? Even if you have serious ALLERGIES that still sounds like it’d be nice, right? I put up with the allergies, so you can too.
Despite this, it’s possible those kittens are trying to KILL YOU.
According to a new study by the CDC, cat scratch fever is more prominent than they realized . . . and it’s more dangerous than they thought. And you’re most likely to get it from kittens or strays.
If you catch cat scratch fever, you’ll get a fever and an itchy rash . . . so yeah, “cat scratch fever” is a pretty literal name. And in some extreme cases, there could be complications that can lead to death.
The good news is, you’re still probably NOT going to get it. And if you DO get it, you probably won’t die.
But just to be safe, the CDC says if you spend time playing with cats, make sure to wash your hands afterwards . . . and no matter what, don’t KISS your cats (or at least admit it to friends and co-workers).