Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella henselae)
Cat scratch disease (CSD), also called cat scratch fever, 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, and those with a mild infection usually get better without any treatment.
- About Cat Scratch Disease
CSD facts including how the disease is spread, common symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention information.
- Reporting Cat Scratch Disease (Infection Caused by Bartonella spp.) Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.