Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella henselae)
Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection caused by Bartonella henselae, which is generally spread to people through cat bites or scratches. Most healthy people do not develop any symptoms, but those with a mild infection usually get better without any treatment.
- About Bartonella
CSD facts: including how the disease is spread, common symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention information.
- Reporting Cat Scratch Disease (Infection Caused by Bartonella spp.)
For Health Professionals: Minnesota Rules Governing Communicable Diseases require health care providers to report confirmed or suspected cases of Bartonella to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) within 1 working day.