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Question: Zoonotic Disease Transmitted Through Animal Bites? I have to do a report on a zoonotic disease only I can't choose which one I want to do. I'd like to do one that is transmitted via animal bites or scratches but I DON'T want to do rabies or anything parasitic. Can anyone think of any other diseases transmitted this way?

Answer: Cat scratch disease (aka cat scratch fever), caused by Bartonella henselae. Interesting, with the causative agent identified only fairly recently, plus it was a great rock song by Ted Nugent in 1977. If that doesn't suit, check this CDC publication, which lists several more possibilities:… What do you mean, you don't get to choose which one to do? Is your teacher going to assign you something? Good luck!

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