Cuddling your Kittens Could KILL You- Cats Carry Deadly Bacteria That Causes Brain Swelling and Heart Infection

Kittens could give you a life-threatening disease with just a lick and a scratch, the CDC warns.

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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws called Capnocytophaga canimorsus.

While animals do not suffer ill effects, the bug can cause chronic infections in humans.

And according to the CDC, side effects of the potentially deadly disease are getting worse.

Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws called Capnocytophaga canimorsus. While animals do not suffer ill effects, the bug can cause chronic infections in humans

A report published on Wednesday revealed 12,000 Americans a year succumb to ‘cat-scratch disease’, as it is officially known.

It causes fever, fatigue, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes.

In extreme cases it can even cause brain swelling and heart infections.

Unfortunately, CDC researchers say the most cuddly felines – kittens – are the worst culprits.

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